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a charity setup by kids, for kids

Kids Against Plastic aims to help young people (and not so young people) to learn about environmental issues such as plastic pollution and the Climate Crisis. Through free resources, initiatives and the awesome KAP Club, we try to inspire and empower others into action.

No matter how big or how small, we all have our own part to play in making the planet a better place. The biggest barrier to overcoming the Climate Crisis or plastic pollution is to think that someone else will take the action needed.

Here are some ways you can join in and start making a difference, today.

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Guest Blog: Plastic-Free Decorations

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Here is a guest blog from one of our KAP Club members, Raven, on how she managed to get her school not to use harmful plastic decorations! Party decorations are,...
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Avanti PLC become a Plastic Clever Business

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Well done to all of the staff at Avanti PLC for registering as a Plastic Clever Business and meeting the criteria to remove single-use plastic from the workplace and encourage…

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Hats off To Kids Against Plastic

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Its almost 15 years since I started teaching and just under 8 since I started trying to push the environmental agenda in my classroom. So, when lockdown hit, and my…

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An enterprising way to reduce plastic pollution

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Once I had researched the safety reports needed to sell cosmetics in the UK/EU, I trialled making natural deodorant. Being a Headteacher at the time, I realised that children got…

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Chatham Grammar School’s Stage 2 evidence

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We love sharing ideas from other schools as a way of helping provide ideas and inspiration for others – including ourselves. Attached is a pdf of the amazing work Chatham…

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Chatham Grammar School’s Stage 3 evidence

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Here’s another pdf from the awesome  Chatham Grammar School did during Stage 3: Becoming Plastic Clever. Have a read – it will be sure to help 👍 👇👇👇👇

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Archbishop Cranmer – Plastic Clever Evidence

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Well done to all of the staff and pupils at Archbishop Cranmer School for their amazing hard work and dedication to achieve Plastic Clever Status. Please take a look at…

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MEET THE PEOPLE CAMPAIGNING AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

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As climate change continues to loom over our heads, the negativity and sadness surrounding it can seem overwhelming. But it isn’t all doom and gloom. There are many individuals, groups…

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Litter picking gives feel-good factor

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The Christmas break and the general lack of things we’re allowed to do these days presented us with an opportunity to do what we sometimes struggle to find the time…

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Worms and nanoplastics

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Did you know that 21st October every year is World Earthworm Day? Blackbirds, hedgehogs, foxes, frogs  – they all need worms as part of their diet.  But we need worms…

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Tips to help you reduce your carbon footprint

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TAKING STRIDES TO REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT Climate change is real, and while vaster solutions will require action on a global scale, there are many adaptations you can make to…

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Give back this Christmas

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The most wonderful time of the year. We plan months in advance, eat excessive amounts of delicious food, and spend our December days with our nearest and dearest. It is…

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6 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly During the Pandemic

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From going to school at home to socially distancing from friends, the coronavirus has changed so much about how we live our lives. When we went into lockdowns during spring,…

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Christmas and its food waste

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As the festive season approaches, we begin purchasing food for Christmas, Boxing Day and over New Years. As family congregate together, food is normally bought in excess. But a lot...
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9 tips to help you be more sustainably fashionable

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Fast fashion, faster environmental disaster. As the second largest polluter across the globe, the fashion industry continues to have catastrophic effects on our environment. Not only do clothing factories contribute…

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8 Tips for a sustainable Christmas

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Have yourself a green Christmas  A little change can make a big impact. And this Christmas we are asking for your help! The festive season is a special time of...
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We’re Living in a Plastic Pandemic

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Entering the global pandemic, it appeared there could be a possibility of an environmental silver lining, with lockdowns keeping people away from the roads and skies, and a decrease in...
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Plastic Citizen Project

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A project with the aim of engaging young people in exploring their perceptions of and researching what they feel are the key issues in the plastics circular economy. The project...
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Earth Speakr in Classrooms 

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Make curricula interactive – in person or online. Introduce sustainability and climate action topics in an engaging way in any class – from geography or biology, to foreign language, civics,…

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Earth Speakr in Science Lessons

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Deepen understanding of key science principles and foster critical thinking skills through playful activities and games. See where curiosity can go! Innovation starts with linking up imagination and the world…

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Great British Beach Clean (Source to Sea)

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Great British Beach Clean Source to Sea, is an exciting project from the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) taking place across the UK between Friday 18th and Friday 25th September 2020. This year, MCS are taking the learning inland, local and online, so you…

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Environmental Impact of a Plastic Bottle

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Annotated images to show the resources/ materials that are used to produce single-use plastic. A great resource to support discussion about single-use plastic

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Greenhouse Gases

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A matching activity to support research about four main greenhouse gases. Children can identify different sources of greenhouse gases and also discuss ways to reduce emissions. Images could be used…

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FREE resources for schools

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All schools that register on the Plastic Clever Schools initiative get access to an interactive Pupil Workbook, teaching resources, worksheets and datasheets – all for FREE! Sign up here: KAP...
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Be Plastic Clever – a book by kids, for kids

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Join teenage activists Amy and Ella Meek on their mission to rid the world of single-use plastics in this practical book, perfect for budding eco-warriors. Be Plastic Clever will teach young activists about the dangers of plastic pollution and climate change, but also to help them find their voice. Amy and Ella want their book to help young readers shout about the issues they are passionate about and inspire them to become young activists in their own right.
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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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