In this episode, Pawel Nazaruk and the Wijsen sisters discuss Bye Bye Plastic Bags and how they were able to start the movement.
Melati and Isabel Wijsen are the “Bali babies” who were so fed up of Plastic Bags damaging their beautiful island, that they’ve made it their goal to banish them from the land.
After 1.5 years of petitioning to no avail, the girls stepped up their action by participating in a comprised hunger-strike until the Governor of Bali agreed to meet with them. This worked! The Governor met Melati and Isabel, took on board what they had to say, and committed to making Bali a plastic bag free zone by 2018!
7 Key Points from the Interview:
- Why the girls wanted to ban plastic bags.
- How the girls managed to convince the Bali governor to ban plastic bags.
- How this campaign is succeeding at reducing plastic pollution right now – including the launch of a pilot “plastic bag free city”.
- Ways in which this campaign is expanding to other parts of the world.
- Cool reusable bags you can use instead of plastic bags.
- What the girls are striving to achieve in the future.
- Top tips on leading your own successful campaign.
Why you Should Listen to this Episode
This episode demonstrates how positive action is being taken in the world to make it a better place. It’s a feel-good story of two girls who are stopping at nothing to make a much-needed change to their environment, serving as a reminder that we should never stop trying to achieve our goals.
By the end of the interview you will be fully clued up on the Bye Bye Plastic Bags campaign; be aware of how you can avoid excessive plastic consumption and also have a revitalized motivation to implement your own ideas to change the world.
Now watch this AWESOME video where Melati shows how to make a bag out of a t-shirt!
Give these girls the coverage they deserve and share their story NOW!
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