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 welcome to kids against plastic

Hello! We’re Amy and Ella Meek, aged 15 and 13, and the founders of Kids Against Plastic! 

Not long ago we came across the UN’s Global Goals and got inspired to do our bit for the planet, and after finding out about the negative effect single-use plastic is having on the environment, we launched the Kids Against Plastic campaign.

It has three main aims that we hope to achieve these aims through: EDUCATION (learning) and ACTION (doing) – the two main sections of this website:

  • Raise awareness and understanding of the problems caused by plastic misuse
  • Encourage and support others to become ‘Plastic Clever’ and reduce single-use plastics
  • Empower children and young people to believe they can make a difference

Through opportunities for Youth Social Action and greater engagement in important issues, we believe that young people will make huge differences to world they are going to inherit, and we want to help as many other children as we can find their voices.

Thank you for visiting Kids Against Plastic.

 

We are Kids Against Plastic

  Featured – PLASTIC CLEVER SCHOOLS 

Plastic Clever Schools is an initiative that recognises the efforts schools are making to reduce their use of the BIG 4 plastic polluters. Find out more.

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WHAT have we been up to lately?

Catch up with the   latest news  ,   resource updates  ,    activism   and   mapping activity  

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Isobel joins the Hall of Fame

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Isobel finds single-use plastic as annoying and frustrating as we do, and like us, thinks that it's important to actually try and do something about it.
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Chris and Adam pick up 112 pieces of plastic

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It was really nice to receive an email from two boys called Chris and Adam (aged 12 and 10 respectively) telling us about their litter pick. We love hearing about other fellow Kids Against Plastic and the hard work they are putting in to keep their local areas litter free, particularly free of plastic rubbish.
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KAP speak at Global Aviation Sustainability Summit

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When ATAG (Air Transport Action Group) invited Amy and Ella to speak about single-use plastics at the Global Aviation Sustainability Summit in Geneva in October 2018, the Kids Against Plastic…

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The Story of Microfibres

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Learn about the hidden horror that are man-made material microfibres - tiny pieces of plastic clothing fibres that get washed out of our clothes, and into our waterways, each time we wash them.
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Laundry ball that catches nasty microfibres

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‘Cora Ball’ was inspired by corals that filter ocean water. This laundry ball will help capture microfibres when you do your laundry. It can even pick up hair. This nature-inspired…

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What’s the problem with microfibres?

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Find out about the hidden but dangerous problem of microfibre plastic pollution.
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The One Thing Missing from Beach Cleanups

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Cleanups are a great way to remove plastic pollution already on the beach, but how do we stop it from getting there in the first place?
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The Story of Bottled Water

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The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day)
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65, 590 pieces of plastic picked up to-date!

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One of our on-going campaigns is to pick up 100,000 pieces of single-use plastic (mainly the BIG 4) ... here's our latest update.
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Learn

What is sustainable development?

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A short animated film produced to support Sustainable Development learning. Watch and find out just what sustainable development really means.
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Tell Everybody

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There's never been a more appropriate time to remind everybody about the UN Global Goals and the need to learn about them, raise awareness, and most importantly ... to DO something.
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Kids Against Plastic goes international!

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Festival Mar de Mares Recently the girls were invited to talk at a festival in Spain. They were approached by the organisers after meeting them at the Steppes Travel Show…

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Learn

Ways to reduce your plastic waste

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A pdf – perfect for use as a poster – showing some easy ways to reduce the amount of plastic waste you generate in your everyday life.

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12,000 tons of rubbish collected from an Indian beach

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Sky News looks at a new project that could help tackle the global plastic pollution crisis. But is this the solution to replace single-use plastic bottles? Take a look and see what you think.
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Make your own bag for life!

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Use one of your t-shirts to make a customised bag for life that no-one else will have. Download this PDF, it has all the instructions!

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A message for kids, from kids (against plastic)

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Amy and Ella recorded this video a couple of years ago when they were invited to speak in schools around the UK but couldn’t make it. The girls might look…

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Devon Norse awarded Plastic Clever status

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Because of their commitment to reduce plastic waste as a company, as well as a service provider, Devon Norse have been recognised them as a Plastic Clever Business.
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See the Sea as Beautiful

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A post about a beautiful song, an amazing act of random kindness and the resulting parody that will hopefully help raise awareness about the impact of single-use plastic on our rivers and oceans.
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Learn

School Uniforms made from plastic bottles

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David Luke make Eco school uniforms from plastic bottles, turning waste into up cycled stylish and practical clothing. This film shows how they now have the ability to make sweatshirts, cardigans,…

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A message for kids, from kids (against plastic)

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Amy and Ella recorded this video a couple of years ago when they were invited to speak in schools around the UK but couldn’t make it. The girls might look...
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How to make the UK a Plastic Clever Nation

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Be Plastic Clever We all have a part to play in contributing towards turning the plastic tide. In our TEDx talk at Exeter, Kids Against Plastic set out their Plastic...
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Plastic Clever Scouts and Guides

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A case study and guide for becoming a Plastic Clever Guide or Scout Group. Thanks to Hannah Marsh and the 1st Thatcham Guides, we have just made available a case study and activity guide for any Scout or Guide group wanting become Plastic Clever.
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Running Total of Litter Pick Up & Hall of Fame

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We're aiming to pick up 100,000 plastic bottles, lids, cups, straws (and microplastics) from all around the globe - beaches, forests, road-sides, anywhere we find them. Why 100,000 - this is the number of sea mammals supposedly killed each year from being trapped in plastic or by eating it.
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