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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?

Search the posts below to find some inspiration for what you can do next.

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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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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With thanks and in memory of Richard Ling

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Richard Ling  When Richard retired from running his own business at the age of 85, he turned his attention to encouraging people in his village to reduce their use of single-use plastics….

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Face mask infograph

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A simple infographic showing the impact non-reusable face masks are having on the environment.
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Why we shouldn’t use single-use face masks (PPE)

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Every Month, 129 Billion Face Masks are dumped into our Environment According to French clean-up charity Opération Mer Propre “There risks being more masks than jellyfish,” But as the global health emergency has taken priority, the battle to reduce plastic waste has been sidelined by both governments and the public. And several governments including the UK and Portugal have delayed bans on single-use plastics amid concerns around the transmission of Covid-19.
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79, 407 pieces of plastic picked up to-date

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After a few spontaneous litter picks recently - including an extremely disgusting parking lay-by that was trashed with over 2,000 fag ends! - we have pushed past the 79, 000 mark... by quite a bit actually. It's very sad (and sobering) to think that
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Coronavirus proves we can act in a crisis, now we must do the same for climate change

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A one degree Celsius rise in body temperature could hospitalise a human. A temperature rise of two, three or four degrees could be deadly. Imagine if this were happening to…

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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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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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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, 704 pieces of plastic collected!

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A Mother’s Day litter pick has brought us up to a total of 72, 704 pieces of litter collected! We’re super excited to almost be at our 3/4 mark to…

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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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