August 23, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – It is with great pleasure that we announce that actor and activist Matthew Modine has joined the Plastic Oceans Foundation as a supporting Patron, lending his name and passion to our fight to reduce the harmful pollution in our oceans that is created by mass single-use plastic consumption.

In addition to being an internationally renowned, actor, filmmaker, author and photographer, Modine is a devoted political activist and environmentalist who advocates for human health and sustainability.

Matthew Modine

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“Protecting our oceans and sea life is instrumental to the survival of all living beings,” says Modine. “By supporting the work of the Plastic Oceans Foundation, we all support a global effort that is imperative to creating a healthy and sustainable planet Earth, now and for future generations.”

Modine has worked with many of the film and television industry’s most acclaimed creators, on projects including Full Metal Jacket, Dark Knight Rises, Married to the Mob, Vision Quest, Showtime’s Weeds and the Netflix global phenomenon, Stranger Things.

He has worked in the environmental sector for over 30 years and also studied oceanography for a time in San Diego. He is the founder of Bicycle for a Day (BFAD), whose mission is to encourage bicycling as a way toward better health and environmental sustainability. Modine is also the creator of the global DO-ONE Campaign, a viral video campaign which encourages and empowers individuals to “do one” thing everyday to reduce wasteful behaviors.

“It goes without saying that Mr. Modine is a proven advocate for the planet and for human health,” said Julie Andersen, Executive Director of Plastic Oceans. “We are proud to have his name joining Julian Lennon, record-breaking free diver Tanya Streeter, and world-renowned explorer Paul Rose as supporting Patrons to our mission of educating, inspiring and protecting.”

About Plastic Oceans Foundation

Plastic Oceans Foundation wants to change the world’s attitude towards plastic within a generation. The Foundation serves the ocean and the public by engaging people of all ages, in all social situations, to understand the danger of continuing to perceive plastic as being disposable. We use film, other media, and coordinated educational tools, to foster a global movement focused on changing how we use and dispose of plastics in order to reverse the toxic poisoning of our oceans and improve the lives that depend on them.