Bye Bye Plastic Bags - Nepal
Bye Bye Plastic Bags (BBPB) is a social initiative driven by youth, to get people around the world to say NO to plastic bags. BBPB was founded by Melati and Isabel Wijsen in 2013 on the island of Bali. Today, in 2017, more than 15 Bye Bye Plastic Bags chapters have been launched across the world and this number keeps growing. Bye Bye Plastic Bags Nepal is one of the chapters of Bye Bye Plastic Bags.
Government of Nepal has made law to ban plastic bags from April 14, 2015 which is not implemented till date. Our aim is to benefit our environment and our community by becoming conscious on reducing and banning of plastics bags, by education, awareness campaigns and providing alternative bags in affordable price. And profit form selling bags will be used for campaigning to ban plastic bags.
Your contribution will help us to purchase sewing machines, scissors, thread, needles, fabrics and some basic supplies.
Do you know?
- At least 5.25 trillion plastic particles are currently floating at sea.
- By 2025, for every three tons of finfish swimming in the oceans, there could be one ton of plastic in marine waters as well.
- Plastics are already negatively affecting over 660 marine wildlife species.
- An estimated 20 million tons of plastic litter enter the ocean each year.
- Plastic debris in the area popularly known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” has increased by 100 times in the past 40 years.
- The amount of plastic produced from 2000 – 2010 exceeds the amount produced during the entire last century.
- Though there are no official estimates, campaign groups claim Kathmandu uses 5 million plastic bags every day.
We need your support to achieve our 2. goals:
1.Launch environmental awareness campaigns in Nepal and ban Plastic Bags:
We organize different environmental awareness programs like cleanup campaigns, workshops, tannings etc. Also in some festivals and occasions we will provide free reusable bags, reusable water bottle and reusable straw to children to make habit of using reusable and biodegradable materials,The profit of bags will be invested to run campaigns to ban plastic bags.
2. Produce Reusable Bags and making affordable to everyone:
We will manufacture reusable bags which are durable, made in different shapes, sizes, colours, and styles, made from a variety of materials, such as cotton, jeans, hemp etc. The more people we reach, the greater our impact to reduce plastic bag use. This is why we want to keep the price for bags as low as possible. With your funding, we can reduce costs for production while securing ethical and sustainable standards.
So much gratitude for your care and support!
Bye Bye Plastic Bags Nepal