Good Food News - Bye Bye Plastic Bags
In yet another great example of young people leading the way, two sisters in Bali have started Bye Bye Plastic Bags to educate, innovate, and collaborate around the globe for a better world. Bali is part of Indonesia, which is the world's second-biggest polluter of marine plastic. Ocean currents then carry that plastic to the tourist island of Bali in alarming amounts.
18-year-old Melati Wijsen and her 16- year-old sister Isabel decided to work towards world wide change and do something about the plastic problem. They got some friends together, went online to start a petition, and got 6,000 signatures in less than a day. They spread awareness through school and community workshops, organized massive beach cleanup campaigns, and drew international and local attention. The new governor of Bali announced a law banning single-use plastic in 2019, thanks in part to the sisters' efforts. We love what they are doing and will absolutely follow their lead!