Bye Bye Plastic Bags is a social initiative driven by children, to get the people of Bali to say no to single-use plastic bags.
Bye Bye Plastic Bags — Youths have the power to bring the change!
Bali-based environmental conservation organisation, Bye Bye Plastic Bags, say they are part of a global movement, a social initiative driven by youth around the world to say no to plastic bags. Youths have the power to bring the change!
The sisters were inspired by significant people like Mandela, Princess Diana and Gandhi
Bali-based environmental conservation group, Bye Bye Plastic Bags, is a social initiative organised by children, driven by the youth to get the people of Bali to say no to plastic bags. Founders and sisters, Melati (15) and Isabel (13) Wijsen started Bye Bye Plastic Bags 3 years ago when they were inspired by a lesson in school about significant people in recent history, such as Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, and Mahatma Ghandi.
The sisters went home that day and thought, “What can we do as children living in Bali, what can we do NOW?”
Bye Bye Plastic Bags was born in 2013 and now has a volunteer team of 25-30 students from all schools around Bali, locally and internationally. The group has become a well known international movement of inspiration, youth empowerment, and of course, saying NO to plastic bags!
(See below, the sisters give their TED Talk)
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