Bali Playing Cards I Fighting The Plastic Problem


my name is Claudie Linke . I am an illustrator, artist and ocean lover, currently based on Bali.

As most people know, we still have a crazy plastic problem here. Also, nearly half of Indonesias trash ends up in the ocean. While countries such as Germany, France, Australia, China and the United States send their garbage to Indonesia. ⁠
This is not a problem of surfers or tourists only, nor is it problem of Indonesia. 

This is ALL OUR problem and it is a massive one. It is a severe problem, one that needs awareness and immediate action!

Further Reading:  
- Deutsche Welle: German Plastic floods Southeast Asia 
- Deutsche Welle: Plastic waste and the recycling myth 
- Channel News Asia: Indonesia to return 49 containers of waste to Europe, US 

So I have the following idea:
In order to support the "Bye Bye Plastic Bags" Campaign, which is an established NGO that is already deeply involved into the topic for years, I want to create and eventually sell playing cards based around the theme of Bali (Surf, People, Culture, Lifestyle, Music etc).

All profits will be directed to "Bye Bye Plastic Bags".

The key idea is to multiply your donation into much more in the long run – by creating something of more value, facilitated through the transformative magic of arts. In the beginning I need a bit of money to initially produce a good amount of hand-drawn decks. But after, once all is set up, the sales of the these playing cards will turn into an easy, steady, long term support for "Bye Bye Plastic Bags". 


Once I can afford production, I would sell those decks via my online shop. I can ship to 63 countries worldwide. Plus, I already have some of the best local surf shops on board (gonna be a nice, timeless Bali souvenir)! Each sale supports the "Bye Bye Plastic Bags" Campaign directly. 

Your benefit? 
Most importantly, you back up an amazing organization - Bye Bye Plastic Bags. And even more, every one who supports this campaign with an amount >50 eur, will be sent a playing card deck (worldwide shipping).  In case, this campaign is not gonna be successful, your funds will be forwarded straight to the NGO. No risk! 

I just started drawing that deck, so I will document the ongoing creation progress here, on my website  and on my instagram  account. Also, I might post, inform & document a bit about the plastic problem here on Bali, sadly it's not fiction. It surrounds us every day here.

So please stay tuned & don't be shy to share your ideas for collaboration, for the motifs created of this deck, or what else you think is important. This will be fun – so please join me on the ride!

Every little donation counts to kick off this idea.
Thanks so much for your support!

Best regards, 
Claudie Linke

"Bye Bye Plastic" Campaign****:
The two sisters, Melati (17) and Isabel (15) Wijsen started Bye Bye Plastic Bags at the ages of 10 and 12, after being inspired by a lesson in school about significant people, like Nelson Mandela, Lady Diana, and Mahatma Ghandi. The sisters returned home that day and asked themselves, ‘What can we do as children living in Bali, NOW, to make a difference?’ Bye Bye Plastic Bags was born in 2013 and has now grown into a well known international movement of inspiration, youth empowerment, and of course, saying NO to plastic bags.

Their vision is a world free of plastic bags. Their mission is to empower people to do what is right through education, campaigns, and political meetings. 

These two sisters are awesome - they just do and then they think further: For example they now also teach kids on Bali how to fish trash out of the rivers with recycled tools in order to prevent ocean pollution (imagine - surf is a truly gnarly adventure in rainy season bali, it literally makes you sick). They also look into how to reduce waste in general. I really admire them, they did already proof big time that it is possible to spark a big change around here. Inspiring, so let's fund them!

Claudie Linke: 
Artist and Illustrator. 
Once finalized, you can buy the playing cards in her online shop .

Every donation counts, thanks so much! 
Spreading awareness counts as well  :): 


Claudie Linke

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