people-reached

Total People Reached
5,583,000

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Beach Clean Up's
427

Global Community
9

One Island One Voice
150

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Pilot Village Actions
588

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Government Meeting
16

About us.

Bye Bye Plastic Bags is a social initiative driven 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 class about significant people like Nelson Mandela, Lady Diana, Mahatma Ghandi. They 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, local and international. And has become a well known international movement of inspiration, youth empowerment, and of course, saying no to plastic bags.

MEET THE CREW

Founders

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Board Members

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Our Crew

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4 Pillars Of Focus

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Education

We believe so strongly that education is where the change can happen. We have created a 25 paged booklet in bahasa indonesian, illustrated by one of our local team members (aged 13), the booklet is all about waste management, marine debris, the simple 3r’s, and youth empowerment! Our next step is to work with the government to get this implemented into all the school systems in Bali, and then hopefully Indonesia.

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One Island One Voice

This is a campaign we started for Bali and has our total focus to highlight those shops, restaurants, hotels, etc that are plastic bag free by putting a sticker to indicate that it is part of the “One Island One Voice – Plastic Bag Free Zone” . We use the name and shame technique, and everyone that carries the sticker will get a shout out on all of our social media platforms.

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Pilot Village

We run a pilot village called Pererenan, home to 800 local families. Every saturday we distribute alternative bags to the local shops and warungs. Its proven to be an intense lobbying where we learn more about the balinese culture; but we learn again, no change will happen without the local support. So we are committed to this village, and motivated to make it plastic bag free!

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Global

Young people from every corner of the world were the ones reaching out, the ones sending emails saying “Hey! I want to do Bye Bye Plastic Bags back where I come from!” Now, you can find Bye Bye Plastic Bags in Australia, Jakarta, Guadalajara, New York, Nepal, Myanmar, China, Singapore, and the Philippines. YOUTH EMPOWERMENT!!!

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Like & Share our message
  • Join our team
  • Donate
  • Say NO to Plastic Bags TODAY
  • Inspire us with your thought & Suggestion

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Next Event

  • April 3 Team meeting at BBPB Office
  • April 15 Pilot Village One Island One Voice to Padang Padang
  • April 21 Sustainable Solutions Fair (Green School)
  • April 21 Earth Day Nusa Lembongan with Bali Hai cruises
  • April 22-23 TRASH FESTIVAL at Sanur
  • April 26 Talk at KUL KUL FARM
  • May 7 Trash Hero meeting in Ubud
  • May 12/13/14 Bali Food Festival
  • May 20 Plastic bags exchange day (Location TBA)

TIMELINE of Bye Bye Plastic Bags

2013
April
Founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags
2013
October
GIN conference, official kick off Bye Bye Plastic Bags.
2014
April
Started off a pilot village in Pererenan Village, North Kuta, Bali for Bye Bye Plastic Bags.
2014
May
Met the UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon
2014
August
Bye Bye Plastic Bags became an Interact program of ROTARY CANGGU.
2014
December
Signed an MOU with the governor of Bali, Bp. Mangku Pastika, to make the people of Bali say NO to plastic bags.
2015
May
Launch of the ONE ISLAND ONE VOICE campaign.
2015
June
Received the confirmation of the government and Governor that Bali will become plastic bag & plastic garbage free by 2018!! WE DID IT !!!
2016
January
Rotary International, speech and presentation - whole world live streaming.
2016
January
13 different countries have shown interest to join and bring Bye Bye Plastic Bags back to their own countries.
2016
April
Established Bye Bye Plastic Bags Jakarta.
2016
August
Official declaration the Bali Airport goes plastic bag free.
2016
September
Tour around Sydney & Melbourne schools // Official launch of BBPB Australia.
2017
19 February
One Island One Voice - Beach Clean Up. We have an estimated 12,000 people who actively came and collected 40 tons of garbage across 55 locations around the island.
2017
February
World Ocean Summit
2018
January
Bali Plastic Bags FREE!

What The Media Says

If you want to learn more about Bye Bye Plastic Bags click on these links and read all about our different achievements, obstacles and stories! We've had a roller coaster experience with having our voices heard across the world, have a read and let us know what YOU think.

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How to contact us?

If you would like to drop us a message or inspire us with your input, ideas and questions, please contact us by email! Eager to hear your thoughts!

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