Our Supporters: Melati Wijsen

Melati Wijsen

Founder Bye Bye Plastic Bags

Melati Wijsen is a young Indonesian/Dutch Activist who founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags in 2013.

About Melati Wijsen

Melati Wijsen co-founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags alongside sister Isabel in 2013. As a youth empowerment movement, Bye Bye Plastic Bags banned plastic bags, straws and other harmful plastics in their home island of Bali in 2019.

Having spoken at TED and the United Nations, Melati Wijsen is one of FORBES top ten most inspiring women in Bali and continues to push the boundaries in helping eradicate single-use plastics globally.

Since founding Bye Bye Plastic Bags, Melati also started the people movement One Island One Voice, Mountain Mama’s and new youth empowerment project YOUTHTOPIA.

Melati Wijsen continues to empower the young and it is a pleasure to welcome Melati Wijsen to The Global Classroom.

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Melati Wijsen - National Geographic

Founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags, Melati Wijsen,  joins The Global Classroom for World Environment Day.

Jason Mraz - Q&A

Watch as Jason Mraz hosts a LIVE songwriting Q&A seminar with students via video conference for World Environment Day.

Heather Small - One Global Mind

Watch Heather Small talk about her struggles with shyness and mental health with students via the live One Global Mind conference.

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