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Leaders' Dialogues

Leaders' Dialogue 3 (16:00 - 17:30, Tamna Hall A)


Emerging conservation and community leaders will be involved in discussion striving to create more sustainable future to empower and engage with next generations.

  • NameMelati Wijsen
  • NationalityIndonesia
  • OrganizationBye Bye Plastic Bags
  • TitleFounder

Professional Background

When Melati was 12 years old, she and her younger sister Isabel created Bye Bye Plastic Bags (BBPB)
to tackle the pressing issue of pollution affecting Bali, Indonesia.


-Green school

Introduction of the Organization

Bye Bye Plastic Bags is a social initiative driven by youth to get the people to say no to plastic bags.
Founders and sisters, Melati and Isabel Wijsen started Bye Bye Plastic Bags when inspired thought
“What can we do as children living in Bali, what can we do NOW.”
Bye Bye Plastic Bags was born in 2013 has become a well known international movement of inspiration,
Youth empowerment, and of course, saying no to plastic bags.
“Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you’re too young or you won’t understand,”
Isabel says to other aspiring activists.
“We’re not telling you it’s going to be easy. We’re telling you it’s going to be worth it.”

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