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After Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. Aims to Clean Up the Earth

The movie star says he plans to start an organization next year called the Footprint Coalition

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    Robert Downey Jr. arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "Spider-Man: Homecoming" at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

    After playing Iron Man for more than a decade, Robert Downey Jr. has found a real-life villain he wants to defeat: pollution.

    The movie star says he plans to start an organization next year called the Footprint Coalition. He didn't give any details of the initiative, but said he spoke to experts who said robotics and other technology could help clean up the planet significantly in the next decade.

    He plans to officially launch the Footprint Coalition in April 2020 and vowed to spend the next 11 years working on making some kind of difference in what he called "a massive threat to our future and the mess we leave behind."

    The actor admitted that he hasn't been kind to the environment in the past, but says he wants to change.