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a charity setup by kids, for kids

Hello! We’re Amy and Ella Meek, aged 16 and 14, 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.

Our charity has three main aims that we hope to achieve  through: EDUCATION (learning) and ACTION (doing)

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Aims

  • 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

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Find resources for kids, teachers and families, as well as a stack of ideas to help you to start taking action against single-use plastics.

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Thank you for all of your ongoing support Mr Coaker, it’s a big loss for Gedling 😔 https://twitter.com/beplasticclever/status/1205381747871014912

Find out what we’ve been up to lately

Catch up with the  blog  ,  resource updates ,   activism  and  litter mapping  

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69, 407 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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Top Tips from Plastic ‘Free’ school, Georgeham Prmary

| Blog, Plastic Clever

We’re delighted to feature some useful tips and advice for schools looking to reduce their plastic consumption from Georgeham Primary School in Devon. Download the PDF below. Well done everyone…

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Halloween Horrors!

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Our Tips for Avoiding the Ghastly Halloween Plastic

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Eliminating problem plastics… by 2020!

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The UK Plastics Pact are tackling the issue of problematic or unnecessary single-use plastic, changing how we make, use, reuse and recycle these items. 2020 is fast approaching… just over…

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Bambin au Naturel Awarded Plastic Clever Business Status

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We’re pleased to announce that Bambin au Naturel has achieved Plastic Clever Business status! Camille and Jean at Bambin au Naturel, are proud to have a plastic free workplace stating...
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Microplastics in UK Rivers – Greenpeace Report Launch

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Speaking at the House of Commons never loses its excitement, and walking into Parliament to speak still gave me the nervous thrum of energy as the previous times I’ve spoken...
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Plastic Microfibres – from washer to river to ocean

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Amy investigates what happens if  microfibres are released from our clothes when they are washed in a washing machine, and if they are, what happens to the fibres once they enter…

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Will we recycle our way out of a plastic crisis?

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With the current governmental push for a deposit return scheme, and a continuous reliance on recycling as the answer to our plastic consumption, should we really be focussing all our…

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Lydgate Junior School – Raising Awareness of Plastic Pollution

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Amazing work Lydgate Juniors! We received an email this week from the teacher involved the great environmental that's taking place at Lydgate Junior School and it's no exaggeration to say how blown away we were! Their efforts to raise awareness of plastic pollution was not just limited to within their school, or to the parents and carers of the pupils - no, they succeeded on spreading key environmental messages far and wide.
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Safe Opportunities awarded Plastic Clever status

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Safe Opportunities offer structured employability pathway programmes to help young people transition safely from school into workplace. We agree that this is such an important time in a young person's life and we welcome them onto the Plastic Clever Business initiative.
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Jessie joins the KAP team

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It was great to get an email from Jessie's Mum saying Jessie wanted to join Kids Against Plastic.
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Town Lane Infants become a Plastic Clever School

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Huge congratulations to Town Lane Infants for achieving Plastic Clever School status! The work that pupils did was nothing short of outstanding; so rich, colourful and creative. You can just tell they had so much fun learning. We were so impressed that we wanted to use them as a great example of what can be achieved. We've included some of their photos too so you can see the exhibits the children worked on.
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KS2 Upper – Workshop 4 – Learning about plastic

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The final workshop in a series of four from The Environment Agency, focussing on human impact on the oceans, microplastics and how to conduct a survey in the field.
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KS2 Lower – Workshop 3 – Learning about plastic

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Third workshop in a series of four from The Environment Agency, focussing on collecting and presenting data, life cycles and alternatives to single-use plastic.
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KS1 Upper – Workshop 2 – Learning about plastic

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Second workshop in a series of four from The Environment Agency, focussing on animals, habitats and ocean plastics.
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KS1 Lower – Workshop 1 – Learning about plastic

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First workshop in a series of four from The Environment Agency, focussing on animals, what they eat and an introduction to issues around plastic pollution.
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The Wastepack Group awarded Plastic Clever status

| Blog, Do
The Wastepack Group provide compliance services to companies that have a legal obligation to comply to regulations regarding their packaging waste. We were delighted to make contact with them and look at how we might collaborate with them in the battle to raise awareness of the issues associated with single-use plastics.
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Plastic Free Oceans – as you sow

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Big corporations that use billions of tonnes of single-use plastic a year globally are a BIG part of the single-use plastic disaster, but as this video shows, when shareholders demand…

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KS2 Plastic Hazard

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A 'hands-on' (or should it be 'bands-on') practical lesson looking at how certain man-made material hazards (litter) can restrict an animal's ability to feed properly.
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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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