Why is this acceptable? What will happen if the issue is never faced? Do we just leave it for the next generation to deal with? It’s likely that by then “Paradise” will have already been long gone. That is why it is our responsibility to act now, not later!
Working hard to make dreams reality
About a year ago our research team started up the “Plastic Free Paradise” campaign here on Gili Air with the dream to educate the community in plastic free solutions, offer alternatives to one use plastics and introduce initiatives to minimize the need of one use plastic products.
We introduced “Refill Gili” to Gili Air, an initiative set up in Bali and adopted by partner projects in neighboring islands to reduce the plastic bottle demand. We communicated the initiative with businesses across Gili Air and with their support we have been able to create over 50 refill stations where people can go and refill their reusable water bottles for a small fee or for free, these stations are easily found on the refill app and on the refill map making them accessible to everyone.