After Fighting Plastic in ‘Paradise Lost,’ Sisters Take On Climate Change

After Fighting Plastic in ‘Paradise Lost,’ Sisters Take On Climate Change

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Plastic pollution, Kuta beach, Bali. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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It was trash season on Bali, the time of year when monsoon storms wash up tons of plastic debris onto the island’s beaches. It was also the time for two teenage sisters, Melati and Isabel Wijsen, to organize their annual island cleanup…

Read Full Article, The NYT (07-03-2020)

Indonesian activists use a new tool to stop trash from flowing into the sea; SCMP (07-21-2020)

In Bali, young people lead the fight as a plastic plague threatens paradise; MongaBay (02-19-2020)

Bali Proposes a Tourist Tax to Clean Up Plastic Pollution; Yale E360 (01-25-2019)

Plastic, plastic, plastic’: British diver films sea of rubbish off Bali; Guardian UK (03-06-2018)

Plastic Pollution: When The Mermaids Cry, The Great Plastic Tide, Coastal Care
Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling on our beaches is only the prelude of the greater story that unfolded further away in the world’s oceans, yet mostly originating from where we stand: the land…

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