Actor Jeff Goldblum rallies support for single-use plastics legislation at the Capitol

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) -- On Wednesday, Jeff Goldblum took a short break from acting to advocate for proposed legislation that aim to cut down on single-use plastics in California.

"My concern is it won't be addressed and attended to. And before we know it, more and more plastic is going to show up and junk is going to show up,” Goldblum said. “It's in our bodies, it's in the food we eat. We don't know the ill effects of it yet as much as we already do.”

The two bills Goldblum would like lawmakers to pass are Senate Bill 54 and Assembly Bill 1080. They would require California to reduce its use of single-use plastics and packaging by 75% within the next decade.

Goldblum showcased a variety of metal straws at the State Capitol. He said he takes steps every day to personally curb his use of plastic.

“Whenever I go to a movie set I take now my thermos, I fill it up. We've got a filtration system in the house," he said.

The movie star got a lot of attention during what he said was his first visit to Sacramento. He posed for pictures in hallways and spent the day meeting with members of the governor's office and lawmakers.

Goldblum said he is hoping to raise more awareness for legislation lawmakers stalled last year.

"This is urgent, this matter, and California can lead," he said.

Both bills are still considered active and are in the final floor process.

Ashley Zavala filed this report.


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