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I Hope Diego Luna And Chris Hemsworth Are Actual Bros After This Video Because They Make Saving The Oceans Look So Cool Together

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Corona and Parley teamed up to bring you major star power and cleaner oceans. The video below, while presenting perspectives from famous people, also aims to show you the very real effects that humans are having on our oceans, and stressing the importance of making a difference.

Actors Diego Luna, Nashla Bogaert, Chris Hemsworth and pro surfer Ramon Navarro teamed up to shoot this video on what the oceans mean to them to promote the collaboration’s “100 Islands Protected by 2020” campaign. They intend to have cleaner oceans and beaches within the next 3 years.

From Parley’s website, the mission statement for this campaign lays out their dream for a cleaner, plastic free ocean.

“There’s a new alliance in the movement to end marine plastic pollution. Through creative collaboration and the Parley AIR Strategy, together with Corona (global) we will bring change to the beverage industry and protect 100 islands by 2020, starting in six key regions – Mexico, Maldives, Australia, Chile, Italy, and Dominican Republic.”

Dominican actress Nashla Bogaert shared a shortened Spanish-language clip on her Instagram.

 

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In her captions she writes: “Soy Dominicana. Vivo en un país bordeado por el hermoso océano y me rompe el corazón el daño que le hacemos.” (I’m Dominican. I live in a country bordered by the beautiful ocean and my heart breaks because of the damage we do.)

Chilean surfer Ramon Navarro, showed what the campaign is all about by cleaning up beaches in this picture.

 

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He captioned the photo “Nací y me críe en Pichilemu. Como mis padres, y sus padres, crecí obsesionado con el océano.” (I was born and raised in Pichilemu. Like my parents, and their parents, I grew obsessed with the ocean.)

Diego Luna isn’t scared to get down in the sand to make the beach a better place.

 

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 “Lo que lastima al océano nos lastima a todos.” (What hurts the ocean hurts us all.)

Chris Hemsworth did his part, all without the help of his Thor powers.

“I’ve spent a large part of my life in and around the ocean, it’s where a lot of my happiest memories came from.”


It seems like this is a great campaign, with a positive message, using star power for the greater good. I’ll drink to that. Anybody got a limón for my cervecita?


[H/T] Junkee

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READ: Here’s How These Huaraches Are Helping Guatemala’s Mayans Fight Pollution


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This Mexican Beer Brand Is Winning Awards For Their Can Design And What It Means For The Environment

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This Mexican Beer Brand Is Winning Awards For Their Can Design And What It Means For The Environment

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Let’s be real, plastic waste is a huge problem. And it’s one that has recently taken over our collective consciousness as we try and cut back on our waste – in particular, single-use plastics. 

One of the most obvious and unnecessary plastics are those pesky rings that hold cans together. Whether you’re drinking Coke or cervezas, these plastic rings are terrible. They often end up littering landscapes all over the place and animals like turtles and birds can get them wrapped around their little necks. 

So, the news from Mexican-beer company, Grupo Modelo, that they’re working to replace this plastic, is huge. 

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The beer world had one of the earliest plastic problems: six-pack rings. Getting rid of these rings became a big concern when word got out that they could entangle marine life. And yet, here we are, decades later, and – despite some interesting efforts like sticking cans together with glue or rings that are actually edible – the six-pack ring problem still hasn’t been definitively solved.

But thankfully, Corona is working towards a couple of solutions.

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So how does it work? According to Mexico News Daily, the top of each can screws into the bottom of another, creating an interlocking tower up to 10 cans high. The format makes the product even more portable than before, meaning you don’t even really need a plastic bag to carry it. 

Of course, stacking cans end-to-end isn’t always ideal. Ten standard cans stacked on top of each other would be four feet tall. That’s far more conspicuous and unwieldy than holding a couple of six-packs under your arms. But at the same time, since these Fit Pack cans can be twisted apart and put back together at will, they provide an advantage six-packs don’t: You can stick together as many or as few cans as you want at any given time.

The plastic-free packaging concept, dubbed the Fit Pack, made the shortlist of the Innovation category at the Cannes Lions international awards show this year.

In a promotional video for the new cans, Carlos Ranero, Marketing VP for AB 1nBev, says, “In the beverage industry, there have been many solutions for cutting back the use of plastic; however, none has been fully adopted because they require the use of other materials. This solution has a very simple approach that can bring great financial benefits thanks to the complete removal of plastic materials in packaging.”

Fit Packs are currently being tested in Mexico only, but the company is planning for a wider rollout in the future.

Not only is the company testing out stackable beer cans, they’ve also been testing out biodegradable rings in Tulum, Mexico – obviously a major beer mecca.

Last year, the company also tested six-pack rings made from plant-based biodegradable fibers with a mix of byproduct waste and compostable materials. These were designed to break down into organic matter that won’t hurt wildlife. The plastic-free rings were first launched in Tulum, Mexico, with plans to expand at a later time. For the sake of Mother Earth, we’re hoping these products earn a spot on grocery store shelves.

Beer drinking Twitter was totally here for the news.

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Anything that makes drinking beer easier and better for the environment, yes please!

Others were already thinking of how much fun this could be…

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Like, let’s be real, you were totally thinking the same thing.

And many were glad we may no longer have to hear about the horrors of plastic waste.

Like all too often you turn on the news and hear about animals being stuck, caught, wrapped up in plastic rings. Many even suffocate.

While at least on Twitter user thought about the implications for beer can furniture…

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Because why not?!

And for the one person on Twitter who had their doubts…Twitter was ready with the truth.

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Like for real though, I don’t know where you live that you thought you carry 24 cans of beer with plastic rings…

Latinos Brought Glam And Lots Of Spanish To The 2019 Oscars

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Latinos Brought Glam And Lots Of Spanish To The 2019 Oscars

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If you’re a fan of movies and a lover of all-things Latino, the 91st Academy Awards did not disappoint. Yes, the Hollywood industry is still lacking representation, especially when it comes to Latinos. However, there’s no denying that we are here, and the Oscars last night in LA proved that 100 percent.

Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” — and its ten nominations — is a big reason that Mexico and Latinos shined this year at the Oscars. Our favorite Latino stars were also on hand and brought so much light, love, and of course, stylish glam.

Jennifer Lopez showed up in a disco-style dress.

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Lopez, wearing a Tom Ford gown, looked absolutely magical in the dress. In all honesty, however, it was too shimmery. The dress was blinding on the red carpet and when she was presenting alongside actor Chris Pine she practically made him disappear. Love the glamour, but it was a little much

Tessa Thompson looked ravishing in this gorgeous Chanel black dress.

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She was stunning. Period.

Every person in “Roma” was also serving looks at the Oscars.

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With so much attention going toward Yalitza Aparicio, Alfonso Cuarón, Marina de Tavira, it’s nice to see the rest of the cast enjoying the festivities.

While on the red carpet, Diego Luna said he loved that he heard so many people speaking Spanish.

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We love this picture of Luna, Aparcio, and her mother. Luna interviewed Aparacio very recently, and the two both share the experience of working on a Cuarón film.

Javier Bardem rocked out during a Queen performance.

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Queen — fronted by Adam Lambert — opened the Oscars by performing “We Are The Champions.” The main person to be rocking out during the mini concert was Bardem who was literally headbanging.

Bardem also presented Best Foreign Film and spoke — in Spanish — about the importance of learning from other cultures.

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We were all impressed by Bardem’s flawless speech, but actress Angela Basset was clearly more impressed.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseSpider” won Best Animated Feature

“I grew up in a bilingual household in the bilingual city of Miami where you hear Spanish all over the place, and it’s not particularly remarkable,” producer and co-writer Phil Lord said in an interview with Remezcla. “It was important for us to hear Spanish and not necessarily have it subtitled. It’s just part of the fabric of Miles’ community and family life.”

Luna brought even more Spanish while presenting one of the Best Picture nominations — for “Roma” of course.

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Luna walked on stage and began speaking in Spanish alongside chef José Andrés. Luna said in Spanish “the door is now opened and no one will get us out.” Andrés said “Each person’s life is a recipe all on its own with different measures of joy and sadness, struggle and success, love and loss. All of the ingredients are universal.”

Guillermo Del Toro presented Best Director to Alfonso Cuarón.

“Being here doesn’t get old” Cuarón said, who is now a seasoned Oscar winner.

Congrats to all the winners!

READ: Latinos Have A Long History Of Being Nominated At The Academy Awards With Some Major Wins

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