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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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@FirstNewsEditor @BePlasticClever @First_News If you could promote my survey too that would be great. I'm especially keen in hearing from children and young people. Surveys below in the link 😊
https://www.hull.ac.uk/work-with-us/more/media-centre/news/2020/impact-of-covid-19-on-outdoor-learning-among-children-studied-by-university-phd-researcher?fbclid=IwAR2SAJQ-EsPY12vLxKPdja3uCrjAmMqguTth8dJZM36De_idynbI19MD2Bsnderstanding

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

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Infographic – Toys and Plastic

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A colourful and engaging infographic explaining the environmental impact plastic toys can have on the environment. Credit: Stuart Loach, Envirotoy

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Envirotoy – a plastic free toy shop

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Why did we set up a plastic free toy shop? By Stuart Loach, founder of Envirotoy. In the summer of 2019 I was deciding the next path to take in…

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Fashion Revolution week

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Happy #fashionrevolutionweek! When it comes to environmental issues, fast fashion isn’t normally one that springs to mind, and yet it’s impact is not something to forget An estimated £140m worth…

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Global Youth Climate Strikes: Demand Action Now

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Youth have been protesting all around the world over inaction on climate change. Join a global movement pushing for change. Became a Youth Ambassador and learn more at realfoodsystems.org.

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What is Climate Change?

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The Earth’s climate has changed many times in response to natural factors. But over the course of the last century we have seen an unusual rise in the average global…

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The Greenhouse Effect – an investigation

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In this investigation the pupils will learn about the greenhouse effect/ global warming and how scientists consider that the increase in carbon dioxide and other gases contributes to the increase…

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Global Warming – explained

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Global warming could do more than just melt polar ice. It could change our maps, and displace people from cities and tropical islands. An educational video from National Geographic.

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The Effects of CO2 – Investigation

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A teaching resource (lesson plan / learning flow) designed to help children observe and consider the effects of carbon dioxide on temperature. Pupils will learn about the greenhouse effect/ global…

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Climate Change Learning Resources Bundle

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These resources were created by Paul Tyler for a school open day and comprise 6 linked activities, which were done by groups of pupils in rotation. The resources could also be used as part of individual lessons or as a carousel of activities within a lesson to support children’s enquiries and/ or research.
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Learning about Climate Change

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Climate change is the long-term shift in average weather patterns across the world. Humans have contributed to the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air through a range of practices, including burning fossil fuels, driving vehicles or industry. Scientists believe that this is contributing to increased global temperatures and long-term changes to climate. We have detailed a range of sources of information to support teachers and to support children with their own research and then we have directed to teaching and learning resources that can be used in the classroom, or for home learning.
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Plastic: It’s impact on wildlife

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Plastic, once discarded, is often thought of as being out of sight, out of mind. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for the wildlife we share the planet with! Learn more…

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Introducing the Plastics

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Use this PDF to find out about single-use plastics – plastic items that are used once and thrown away soon after. NB. This PDF is an extract from Amy and Ella’s…

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A KAP Guide to Litter Picking

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It’s important to be careful when picking up rubbish – sometimes there are items or places it is best to avoid. So, here are some of Amy and Ella’s top…

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Plastic Under the Microscope

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Plastics are all made from human-made materials, created from lots and lots of chemicals, and some of these chemicals can be very dangerous. Find out more with this illustrated PDF…

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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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72, 430 pieces of plastic picked-up

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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) to highlight just how much single-use plastic is in our environment; spoiling our…

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Allport Cargo Services become Plastic Clever

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Allport Cargo Services We’re delighted to announce Allport Cargo Services have achieved Plastic Clever Business status! Ramona is proud to have formed a dedicated and passionate team tasked with developing…

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Adele’s Plastic Clever marmalade stand!

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Our hearts are bursting 💕! Look at what the wonderful Adele has been up to – she’s been selling homemade marmalade to raise money for Kids Against Plastic. She’s only…

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Kids Against Plastic talk about plastic and the airline industry

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Recorded at Geneva airport before Amy and Ella headed back home after presenting at the Young Activist Summit at the UN HQ on December 10th 2019.

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Investigating Plastic Pollution in the Remote Islands of the Azores

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On a recent trip to the Portuguese islands of The Azores, the Kids Against Plastic team saw it not so much as a holiday, but an opportunity to investigate if...
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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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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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