Melati Wijsen
Founder
Bye Bye Plastic Bags

Melati Wijsen

Founder, Bye Bye Plastic Bags

Melati Wijsen is a 20-year-old full time changemaker from Indonesia. She founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags when she was 12 years old with her younger sister and has been leading the movement driven by youth since 2013. She also started the people-powered movement One Island One Voice and the social enterprise, Mountain Mamas. Melati has spoken on world stages such as the UN, TED, and has also been selected as FORBES’ top ten most inspiring women in the country. She graduated from high school one year early in 2018 and has since been honored by TIME as part of the most influential teens in the world along with CNN Young Wonders and FORBES 30 under 30. Today, Melati is excited about her new youth empowerment project; YOUTHTOPIA, empowering youth through meaningful and short peer-to-peer programs and providing them the tools they need to be young changemakers.