A poster for the No, Thanks! campaign. Photo courtesy of CHANGE
HÀ NỘI A music video titled No, Thanks! has been released on Youtube by the Centre of Hands-on Actions and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE) to say no to single-use plastic.
No, Thanks! was written by Bùi Công Nam to call on young people to change their habits and reduce plastic waste to protect the environment.
"The project has made me rethink," said Nam. "I will consider carefully now before ordering food without plastic cutlery and straws. Hopefully, the music video will encourage young people to make small changes like me. The Earth will be better if everyone changes," he said.
The song has been translated into English to convey the message to other countries. This is part of the No, Thanks campaign launched by CHANGE to combine fashion and music.
"Air quality has improved significantly thanks to COVID-19, but it has also caused other environment problems such as more plastic and medical waste," said Ngô Thị Thanh Thảo, CHANGE's communications officer.
"In addition to calling on the community to change their consumption habits, reduce and say no to single-use plastic products, we also hope more people will use cloth masks instead of disposable surgical masks, and cook more at home rather than buying ready-made food."
No, Thanks! was performed by artists Kimmese, Châu Bùi, Quang Đại, Quỳnh Anh Shyn, Linn Nguyễn, Helly Tống and Trang Hý.
"The song has joyful melodies and is easy to learn by heart," said Kimmese. "Lots of people use single-use plastics because they are cheap and convenient. But plastic waste leads to rising CO2."
According to Quang Đại, the Earth belongs to everyone so it is important to keep it clean and fresh. "We should reduce, reuse and recycle, and plant more tree," he said.
The No, Thanks! shirt also appears in the music video. It was designed by Tom Trandt (Trần Minh Đạo) using 100 per cent denim from environmentally friendly brand V-SIXTYFOUR.
The campaign is supported by some of 50 celebrities and artists such as Miss Universal Top 5 H'hen Niê, MC Trác Thúy Miêu, singer Trọng Hiếu and artist Jun Phạm, who have shared the video and shirts on their Facebook pages. VNS