Wanting to make change actually happen, in Bali, two sisters aged 15 and 12 created a social enterprise called Bye Bye plastics bags* in 2013. Enthusiastic about the whole project, they were rapidly supported by a group of volunteers — young students from schools around Bali, local and international. And they all decided to go hunting for plastics polluting the environment and the oceans; beach cleanings as well as spreading awareness by targeting local communities and distributing alternative bags.
“Plastic bags were only introduced in Bali...20 to 30 years ago, and yet they haven' t taken over our lifestyle and negatively impacted the environment and animals."
“the locals often burn bags to dispose of them, releasing harmful chemicals into the air” — explains one of the sisters.
To be successful, they based their actions on four different grounds:
Today Bye bye plastic bags in Bali has become a renown international movement of inspiration, empowering youth to say “no to plastic bags” in the most natural and affirmative way!