Armin Van Buuren
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Armin Van Buuren Teams Up With World Wide Fund For Nature As Global Oceans Ambassador
GRAMMY-nominated DJ Armin Van Buuren has joined forces with the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) as their new Global Oceans Ambassador. The international superstar will play an integral role in the WWF's new #BeatPlastic campaign and movement to stop plastic waste that is being dumped in the oceans around the world.
In the video clip above, you can watch Van Buuren visit WWF projects on Bali to get a first-hand look at the damage. "There I could see with my own eyes how beautiful animals like turtles are affected by plastic pollution," he said of the experience.
According to Digital Journal, eight million tons of plastic are dumped into the oceans every year. Van Buuren hopes to inspire, inform and empower his millions of fans to join the #BeatPlastic movement.
As a father, Van Buuren has an additional vested interest in the planet's condition, adding he wants his children to have, "A world that not only they can appreciate, but one that can be enjoyed by many generations to come."
For more information on Van Buuren and the #BeatPlastic campaign, visit his website.