Two teenagers make a difference
2016-Apr-26 :: (0 comments)
When you think of Bali, you think tropical paradise. But there’s one thing standing in the way that’s making Bali far from idyllic: trash. Those iconic beaches tourists from all over the world flock to are now littered in mass heaps of rubbish. Around 200 tons of plastic trash is produced in Bali every day!
Two teenager made a difference. The Wijsen sisters’ eyes focused on the heaps of plastic bags that littered their beloved home. At the time they were only 10 and 13 but, regardless of their age, they refused to watch their home drown in waste and decided to take action. In 2013, the “Bye Bye Plastic Bags” campaign was born, to ban plastic bags in Bali.
The great news is, their hard work paid off. They convinced Governor Pastika to ban plastic bags in Bali by 2018. It just goes to show that, no matter how young you are, you can accomplish anything if you have the passion and the commitment.
Here you can visit their website.