Bye Bye Plastic Bags
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Bye Bye Plastic Bags


To say ‘No’ to Plastic Bags. Through petitions, beach cleanups and even a hunger strike, Bye Bye Plastic Bags has convinced Governor Pastika to commit to a plastic bag-free Bali by 2018.

Hopes and Challenges

To work with government to get the Bye Bye Plastic Bags booklet on waste management, marine debris, and the 3 Rs (reduce, re-use, recycle) used in the school system in Bali, and then hopefully Indonesia. And to support growing movements in Australia, Jakarta, Guadalajara, New York, Nepal, Myanmar, China, Singapore, and the Philippines. YOUTH EMPOWERMENT!

Activity Description

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. The movement was born in 2013 and now has a volunteer team of 25-30 students from all schools around Bali, local and international. It has also become a well known international movement of inspiration, youth empowerment, and of course, saying no to plastic bags.

Education: promotion of our 25 page booklet in bahasa indonesian, illustrated by a local team member.

One Island, One Voice: a campaign in Bali 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”. Everyone who carries the sticker gets a shout-out on Bye Bye Plastic Bags’ social media platforms.

Pilot Village: the village of Pererenan is home to 800 local families. Bye Bye Plastic Bags distributes alternative bags to the local shops and warungs there, and is committed and motivated to make it plastic bag free!