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a charity setup by kids, for kids

Kids Against Plastic is all about taking action against plastic pollution

We’d love to see as many people as possible doing their bit.

Here are some ways we can help you get involved!

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)

Supporting The Global Goals and #iWILL.

 

Proud to be a UNESCO Green Citizen project.

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