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'Mean Girls' Star Daniel Franzese Takes on a New Kind of Plastics in PSA Against Single-Use Straws


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In Mean Girls, actor Daniel Franzese's character Damian banded with Cady and Janis to overthrow the Plastics. 15 years later, he has his sights set on another kind of plastic: single-use plastic straws. Franzese has teamed up with Bacardi and Lonely Whale for a PSA called The Future Doesn't Suck, which targets plastic straws in an unexpected place. Green Matters spoke with Franzese to learn more about the campaign, how he reduces his environmental impact, his work as a standup comedian, and the upcoming Mean Girls anniversary celebration.

The Future Doesn't Suck has a goal for the planet to use 1 billion less plastic straws by 2020. Franzese is helping Bacardi and Lonely Whale achieve that goal by asking the Unicode Consortium, the organization responsible for the universal standard for emoji, to remove plastic straws from the soda cup emoji and the cocktail emoji. Friday morning, the nonprofit and the rum company released a PSA starring Franzese