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Plastic Exchange Bali

Indonesia

The Mission: to Empower Balinese people to prosper through a barter program that provides sustenance in exchange for collecting plastic waste.

THE STORY

“Within every crisis lies an opportunity.”

This was the mindset of Tabanan-native, I Made Janur Yasa, when he asked himself how he could help his village amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

The idea became clear — “Plastic for Rice.”

This new barter program would turn the problem of environmental pollution into an opportunity to use plastic trash as a currency for food.

Wasting no time, 1 ton of plastic was collected in only four days, feeding approximately 300 people.

With rapid success in Banjar Jangkahan and Banjar Penulisan, Batuaji Village, I Made Janur realised this model could be replicated in other villages to create a greater impact.

In response to a growing interest from surrounding villages, this FB group to serve as place for people to discuss and spread the words wide and far.

Join us to empower Bali and reap the rewards of environmental and economic prosperity.

“From a little spark, may burst a flame” – Dante Alighieri