He Buys Trash And Cleans Up
John Hardy came to Bali in 1975. He was so disturbed by the garbage everywhere, that he started picking it up... first with spears, then with bags. They pay for cardboard and plastic bags. It's a local solution, it's a prototype, it's a project.
Watch the video:
When they see a group of people picking up trash, locals ask, "what are you doing?"
They'll say "picking up plastic to sell and make money."
John has managed to create a culture that seeds the idea that plastic is worth picking up and selling it! It's a win win that keeps the island beautiful!