Bali’s ban on single use-plastic was given much needed boost when South African Surfing Champion partnered with Corona, Parley and World Surf league on their #ProtectParadise. The #ProtectParadise mission aims to engage audiences globally on a clean-up network that is present in over 23 countries. The project has resulted in 537 clean-ups, 25 000 volunteers and more than 3 million square meters of beaches being cleaned.
Corona in partnership with renowned surfers Stephanie Gilmore of Australia, Gabriel Medina of Brazil as well artists Nadia Hernandez, Speto and Gemma O’Brien are producing limited edition of reusable bags. According to estimates, roughly 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year with as many as 10 million plastic bags entering circulation in Indonesia every day.
The Bali declaration was introduced earlier this year and is expected to take effect at the end of the year.
In support of local NGOs who have been leading change against single-use plastic worldwide and as part of their commitment to protecting paradise, Corona, Parley and World Surf League are donating 20 000 reusable bags made from Ocean Plastic. These limited-edition bags are being produced and are available for pre-order from wsIstore.com and proceeds from each bag goes towards the removal of plastic from the oceans.
“I’ve built a really strong connection to Bali over the years and I am excited about the opportunity to participate in a project that helps support the amazing work already happening on the ground. It’s been a pleasure working with Gemma to craft a design worthy of being printed on these symbolic bags and appreciate the support from Corona, Parley and World Surf League to bring them to life in a big way” said the South African International Surfing Champion.
Corona will be continuing with the #ProtectParadise initiative locally at the World Surf League in Jeffery’s Bay from 9 July – 22 July, 2019.