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Our campaign to ban plastic bags in Bali

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Melati and Isabel Wijsen: Our campaign to ban plastic bags in Bali

Image Source: TED

Plastic bags are essentially indestructible, yet they’re used and thrown away with reckless abandon. Most end up in the ocean, where they pollute the water and harm marine life; the rest are burned in garbage piles, where they release harmful dioxins into the atmosphere. Melati and Isabel Wijsen are on a mission to stop plastic bags from suffocating their beautiful island home of Bali. Melati and Isabel Wijsen.

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The Little Thing You Can Do To Help Save The Ocean

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Help Save The Ocean

Photo: courtesy of Adrian Grenier

I’ll never forget my first breath underwater.
I was 27 and living in Bushwick, the middle of industrial Brooklyn, when I decided to escape the city and head to Mexico with my friend and producing partner, Lucy, to shoot a documentary. She was an Australian water baby and I was a New York City kid, so she suggested I get PADI certified so we could dive together. By Adrian Grenier. Read more.

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