Actor Ryu Jun Yeol has been supporting the environmental organization Greenpeace for 5 years — and while his involvement started off as monetary donations, his latest movements include more action!

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Recently, Ryu Jun Yeol has been sharing updates on his Instagram capturing moments in his life that make him resist the use of plastic. His latest post shows a picture of him buying fish at the supermarket — and getting it packed in his own container from home. In the caption, he urged his fans to #HaveCourage and try themselves as well:

It took some courage to do this at the market today, but I did it.

— Ryu Jun Yeol

In a previous post, he also openly criticized the Korean supermarkets for allowing “over-packaging” of products in needless plastic containers.

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I never meant to pay for you though… #Plastic

— Ryu Jun Yeol

He then pointed out how other countries are actively promoting plastic-free shopping culture…

Markets overseas are courageously stepping up like this! We should #HaveCourage too.

— Ryu Jun Yeol

… and suggested his fans to sign a petition that has been kickstarted by Greenpeace — to push the Korean government to pass laws banning supermarkets to allow an excessive use of plastic.

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#HaveCourage petition is now open for your signature: act.gp/plastic_zero

— Ryu Jun Yeol

Korean netizens are responding positively to Ryu Jun Yeol’s effort to make a difference:

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  • “Oh, I didn’t even think about taking my own container. That’s cool though, I’ll try too.”
  • “That’s possible because he thinks not only about himself, but his people, and his planet. I always liked him but I like him even more now!”
  • “This is amazing. I hope more celebrities bring issues like this to light on their social media accounts. Their influences could really make the difference.”
  • “It does take courage for a young man to take his own container to the market to buy fish. It’s true. I’m amazed he pulled through. Good for him.”
  • “It broke my heart to see all the plastic trash that ends up being made after I go grocery shopping. I’m glad a celebrity has stepped up to put his influence to good use!”
  • “He’s not all talk. He has action too! I can’t wait to see this settle down as a policy.”
  • “I’m a stan all of a sudden…”

Ryu Jun Yeol is being the change he wants to see in the world. Will you walk beside him in this fight to save the planet?

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