Plastic Pollution

Bye Bye Plastic Bags

  • Main problem:
    Plastic Pollution
  • Subproblem:
    Single use plastic bags
  • Consequence:
    Environmental pollution
  • Solution:
    Removal of all plastic bags

A movement to say NO to plastic bags

An NGO and movement 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 (18) and Isabel (16) Wijsen when they were 10 & 12 years old. Since then, BBPB in Bali, has grown to include a volunteer team students from local and international schools around the island + changemakers of all ages. The team has spent the last 6+ years raising awareness about the waste problem in Bali through delivering school presentations and workshops, organizing beach clean-ups, providing 35,000+ 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.

Leading to the final ban on single use plastic bags as of 2019! The BBPB Team has spoken to 50,000 students across 22+ countries in 9 different languages. They have become a well-known international movement of inspiration and youth empowerment. In 2016, BBPB went global and has since established 35 new BBPB groups in cities around the world.

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