by Emily Ding
Bali, Indonesia – September 2018
In Bali, you'll only walk a few steps before seeing “canang sari” - little woven leaf baskets filled with flowers, incense, and gifts for the gods. These beautifully crafted banten (offerings) are made daily with dedication and care.
In Bali, you'll only walk a few more steps before seeing plastic: discarded bottles, drinking straws, shopping bags, and piles of single-use litter. Plastic pollution is not unique to Bali, it's a worldwide epidemic.
It's time we as people make an offering to our seas. It's imperative that we put in dedication and care now in changing our single-use plastic consumption. Making sustainable choices isn't complicated: just use less plastic! Every day that you pass on a plastic bottle, coffee cup, drinking straw, or other single-use item-- that's an offering that you make for our oceans.
Reduce your own plastic footprint by