Kid campaign Bye Bye Plastic Bags Bali reaches the governor’s office

An ambitious movement to eliminate plastic bags pioneered by two young Green School students has reached the governor’s office. 

Bali Governor I Made Mangku Pastika received the two young environmental activists, sisters Isabel, 12, and Meltai, 13, Wijsen yesterday, reports SindoNews

Pastika reportedly signed an MoU in support of the girls’ efforts to reduce plastic waste in Bali. 


Their campaign “Bye Bye Plastic Bags” has gotten almost 60,000 signatures on their petition to “help to create a law that will forbid the use, sales and productions of plastic bags on the island of Bali, if we get 1 million signatures.”  They aim to enact this law by 2016, which would be quite a feat to not only enact, but also execute in Bali. 

Bali’s trash issues are no secret, but here’s a video made by Isabel and Melati on their mission, what they hope to accomplish and why: 

But the trip to Pastika’s office wasn’t the first time the girls made headlines. They’ve become well known in Bali circles even getting recognition, taking home an award, and visiting India in the process:




Photo at the top: YouTube screenshot

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