Made Janur Yasa, Plastic Exchange

CNN Heroes 2021 campaign
A few months into the pandemic, Made Janur Yasa saw how Covid-19 was disrupting livelihoods in Bali, where more than half of the island’s economic revenue stems from tourism. A local restauranteur, Yasa wanted to help people in his community while also addressing the ongoing problem of plastic pollution. So, he started empowering residents to trade in collected plastic waste for rice. His organization, Plastic Exchange, says the initiative has since spread to more than 200 villages, helped feed thousands of families, and collected nearly 300 tons of plastic for recycling.

Read Made Janur Yasa's story on CNN 

CNN Hero Video : Made Janur Yasa
PLEASE NOTE: The Edward Charles Foundation is a US-based nonprofit that is accepting donations on behalf of Plastic Exchange . All donations are tax-deductible in the U.S. and will be forwarded to Plastic Exchange.
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Janur Yasa 
Beverly Hills, CA
Edward Charles Foundation 
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