Jack Johnson: Green as it gets

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By Sarah Sekula, published in USA TODAY’s Green Living magazine

Jack Johnson is easygoing, but he gets super stoked about plenty of things. Oranges from his own backyard. His neighbor’s breadfruit hummus. The water catchment system he built with his kids.

And nurdles.

Nurdles? Suddenly, I feel a bit lost during our recent phone conversation.

Before I can ask, he explains. It’s the raw material that makes up most every plastic product on Earth. And tons of those pesky pellets wash up on the shores of Oahu where he lives with his wife, Kim, and their three children.

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