Melati & Isabel Wijsen are the two sisters from Indonesia who founded Bye Bye Plastic Bag (BBPB). The movement started on the island of Bali, Indonesia in 2013 when they were only 10 and 12 years old. It started as a campaign for their home island of Bali and it soon became the country’s biggest youth-led NGO.
BBPB has become a well-known international movement of inspiration and youth empowerment. In 2016, BBPB has since established 50+ BBPB teams all around the world. BBPB has been raising awareness about the waste problem in Bali by conducting activities such as delivering school presentations and workshops, organising beach clean-ups, providing 35,000+ alternative bags and creating a plastic bag free pilot village.
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