The actor made an unexpected change for a meaningful cause.
The actor recorded himself completely shaving his head, even showing off two cropped braids to the camera, before posting it on instagram with an important message about stopping the use of plastic bottles, utensils and other things that end up polluting the ocean and elsewhere.
In the video – as he said goodbye to his long, wavy hair – Momoa began to explain why he was doing it, saying, “Shaving his hair, doing it for uh”, before grimacing after feeling the wind on the shaved side of his head.
He continued: “Doing it for single use plastics. I’m sick of these plastic bottles, we need to stop, plastic forks, shitty stuff. Just go to our land, go to our ocean .”
Momoa then described seeing litter in the ocean where he is and said: “It’s so sad so please do anything you can to eliminate single-use plastics in your life. Help me.”
In the caption, he wrote, “Here [sic] to new beginnings, let’s spread the aloha. better protect our lands and oceans.”
As the website says, “As a Certified Plastic Negative product, Mananalu removes twice as much plastic from nature as we use, thanks to our partners at rePurpose Global. We call it Drink One, Remove One.”
To be more specific, “rePurpose Global collects, processes and reuses multi-layered plastic packaging recovered from Bekasi, Indonesia”, as well as other ongoing projects and efforts.
If you are also curious about how aluminum bottles help the environment, the site explains that they are “easy to recycle and infinitely recyclable. Indeed, nearly 75 percent of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today.”
Many people praised Momoa’s efforts, with the actor David Bautista writing “Whaaaaat?!!! 😱 AF engaged. ❤️.”
Various conservation organizations, like Greenpeace USA and Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, have also expressed their support, with the latter writing, “mahalo for advocating for creating a better world for the future. generations come. spread aloha not only to the people around us, but also to the places that supply us. Aloha Āina .”
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