Our Plastic Free Paradise campaign: One year later!
If you visited the Gili islands over 2 years ago, you may have noticed that everywhere and everyone used to use plastic. No question asked, your purchase would be put in a plastic bag, your drink served in a plastic cup with straws flying away with the wind. 2 years ago there was little understanding of these issues in the wider community and some caring business owners decided to take action.
To maintain this little paradise that we called home, many started to implement their own sustainable solutions. Slowly but surely, little initiatives here and there showed up. Remove the plastic bags, ask before giving a plastic bag, saying no to the straws, switching to bamboo straws, recycling plastic bottles and cans. On Saturday’s all kinds of activities were organised, from beach clean-ups to upcycling workshops. Gradually the island started to reduce its use of plastic in general.