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READ: 13 Ocean Heroes Fighting to Save Our Seas

Melati and Isabel from Bye Bye Plastic Bags make their way onto this list of ocean heroes with some heavyweights of conservation- what an achievement.

The girls formed the Bye Bye Plastic Bags all-kid crew, collected thousands of signatures at Bali’s biggest international airport, developed educational outreach for local schools, and conducted weekend beach cleanups. Inspired by Gandhi and under the guidance of a nutritionist (and their worried parents), they announced a modified hunger strike to shame the governor of Bali into meeting with them. After social media took notice, he buckled after two days, and made a public promise to phase out all plastic bags by 2018.

Read the whole list at Coastal Living.

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