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Kids Against Plastic

Raising awareness of the negative effects of petroleum plastic on the environment.

 

Kids Against Plastic

Raising awareness of the negative effects of petroleum plastic on the environment.

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W ant to find out more about our campaign and what we’ve been up? Or discover some facts about plastic?

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And if you want to write a guest post, we’d love to hear from you.


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TEDx Exeter 2018

We were honoured to be asked to give a TEDx at Exeter – one of the biggest TEDx events in Europe. Our talk was about how we think people should not try and be plastic free (cos that’s pretty impossible), but instead to become Plastic Clever. We hope you enjoy it.

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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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66, 226 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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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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The Wastepack Group awarded Plastic Clever status

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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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KAP try going plastic free!

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Ella (presenter of Sky Kids’ FYI – a weekly news programme for kids) and her sister (co-founder of charity Kids Against Plastic) were challenged by the FYI team to avoid…

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Emma joins the KAP team

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We were so excited to get an email from Emma expressing interest in getting involved with KAP. Emma is already very active with Surfers Against Sewage, but is keen to lead her school to becoming a Plastic Clever School in her role as a Kid Against Plastic.
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Gedling Country Park are Plastic Clever

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Working Gedling Borough Council In 2018, Kids Against Plastic presented their vision of a Plastic Clever Council to a full council meeting at the Gedling Civic Centre. It was well received...
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