Bye Bye Plastic Bags (BBPB) is a local social initiative driven by youth to get the people of Bali to say no to plastic bags. The campaign was launched in 2013 by founders and sisters, Melati (17) and Isabel (15) Wijsen. It currently has a volunteer team of students from local and international schools around the island, and has become a well-known international movement of inspiration, youth empowerment, and of course, saying no to plastic bags. After 4+ years of campaigning and lobbying with government, there is still much to be done.
What People Will Learn:
- Learn about the local social initiative – Bye Bye Plastic Bags
- Learn how you might be able to help
Melati is a 17-year old Indonesian/Dutch activist, born and raised on the island of Bali. She is the co-founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags and One Island One Voice. She has been leading the movement driven by youth for 5 years now and is currently in her last year of High School at Green School. Melati is part of the Worldʼs Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council and Parley’s first ever Youth Ambassador. In her teenage years, she has spoken at major global conferences such as the World Oceans Summit, the UN General Assembly and the TEDGlobal in London which has over 1 million views on Youtube. Melati is passionate about the environment, humanity, and most importantly youth empowerment.
Isabel is a 15-year old Indonesian/Dutch activist, born and raised on the island of Bali. She is currently a High School student at Green School Bali. Isabel’s heart lies in dance and performance. She is a strong believer in speaking up for what is right.
A social initiative driven by youth to get the people of Bali to say no to plastic bags. The campaign was launched in 2013 by founders and sisters, Melati (17) and Isabel (15) Wijsen. Since then, BBPB in Bali, has grown to include a volunteer team of students from local and international schools around the island + changemakers of all ages.
The team has spent the last 4+ years raising awareness about the waste problem in Bali through delivering school presentations and workshops, organizing beach clean-ups, providing 16,000+ alternative bags, creating a plastic bag free pilot village, lobbying with local and national governments, and speaking at a variety of local and global events.
The BBPB Team has spoken to 18,000 students across 13 countries in 8 different languages. They have become a well-known international movement of inspiration and youth empowerment. In 2016, BBPB went global and has since established 17 new BBPB groups in international cities.
Website – http://www.byebyeplasticbags.org/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/byebyeplasticbags/
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