'Welcome to Bali, do you have any plastic bags to declare?" Sister duo Isabel and Melati Wijsen envision that all arrivals to their homeland will one day be greeted with this question. They are on a quest to ban the use, sale and production of plastic bags within their island nation while raising awareness about waste disposal and changing perceptions about the use of plastic. This endearing pair see their youth as being their strength and have won the support of well-known people and organisations.


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  • sandra winter

    I am impressed with the amount of responsibility young people are taking for the environment that their elders neglected to respect - like Greta-good for them, they are inheriting a suffering planet.

  • Madrine

    waaoh waaoh i love that go go girls and make Bali plastic free. Yes you can.

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