PLASTIC FREE BALI @ BYE BYE PLASTIC BAGS
After a weekend away in a pristine spot far from the plastic-strewn beaches and clogged rivers of Bali’s busier areas, sisters Melati and Isabel Wijsen imagined a future where all of Bali could be free of the plethora of plastic that is causing so many problems here. Hence Bye Bye Plastic Bags was born, a campaign to ban the use, sale and production of plastic bags in Bali by January 2015. Soon the Governor of Bali, I Made Mangku Pastika, heard about the plan and agreed that if the girls can get one million signatures on their petition, he will ban plastic bags in Bali. The campaign only began last October, and so far the girls have well over 50,000 signatures. If you would like to see a Bali free of plastic, visit their Facebook page to see how you can help, or sign the petition on Avaaz.org.
Sign the petition here
PLEDGE FOR MOTHER EARTH @ THE ROLE FOUNDATION
The Role Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to environmental sustainability, and to celebrate Earth Day 2014, they are calling on the community to make a pledge to take better care of Mother Earth. The pledges can range from promising not to throw rubbish on the ground or in the rivers, making an effort to recycle, reuse and reduce, or committing to use cloth bags instead of plastic. Whatever you choose to do, your pledge will help to raise awareness about Bali’s fragile environmental situation. You can make your pledge online anytime before or on April 19.
BALI’S PLASTIC TRANSFORMED @ ENVIROPALLETS BALI
We all know that Bali’s plastic rubbish problem is getting out of hand, and there are many people and groups who are making the effort to clean up Bali’s beaches, rivers and mangroves. But where does all that plastic go after it’s been removed? This is where Enviropallets Bali comes in. These guys buy plastic from Eco Bali, Bali Recycling and landfills and then convert it into low-cost, high-quality export pallets. So the next time you ship goods off the island, you may want to consider using one of these durable pallets to do your part in keeping Bali clean and green.