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Melati Wijsen
Social Entrepreneurship
For encouraging society to say no to plastic bags

Melati Wijsen

Co-Founder, Bye Bye Plastic Bags
Location: Indonesia

In 2013, when she was just 12, Melati teamed up with her sister Isabel to start social initiative Bye Bye Plastic Bags, which has become one of the biggest plastic pollution  awareness movements in Asia. Spanning almost 30 locations worldwide, Bye Bye Plastic Bags educates and encourages young people to refuse single-use  plastics.

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