Melati is an 19-year-old Indonesian/Dutch activist and an absolute change maker. She and her younger sister, Isabel, ounded Bye Bye Plastic Bags and have been leading the movement driven by youth since 2013. As of 2019, they successfully banned plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam on their home island Bali.
She has spoken at TED and the United Nations and has also been selected among FORBES top ten most inspiring women in the country. She is very passionate about protecting the ocean; Alumni Member of the World’s Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council of the United Nations. Most recently, graduated from high school one year early at the Green School and has since been honoured by TIME as part of the annual list of most influential teens in the world along with CNN Heroes Young Wonders. Is launching a new youth empowerment project YOUTHTOPIA to empower youth through education and provide them with the tools they need to be change-makers.
> World Economic Forum: Melati Wijsen, Founder, Bye Bye Plastic Bags
> Wikipedia: Melati and Isabel Wijsen
> Instagram: @melatiwijsen
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