If you think going plastic free is too hard to achieve (pretty impossible in our opinion) but you want to domsomething, then Plastic Clever might just be the thing you’re looking for.
The Plastic Clever mindset is a ‘way of thinking’ as much as anything else. It’s about being cleverer with our use of plastic; a material that has been made to literally last forever, and yet it’s used everyday in millions of single-use plastic products that have a 5 – 10 minute lifespan before being thrown away.
And the bulk of them are not even recycled. HONESTLY! That’s just stupid, isn’t?!
The BIG 4 plastic polluters are our main issue at the moment: the coffee cups + lids, plastic bottles, straws and plastic bags.
We’re not keen on plastic cutlery and some other easy-to-avoid items as well.
Just about everyone!
Seriously, we have awarded the Plastic Clever certificate and window sticker to: cafes, schools, festivals, businesses, families, Girl Guides, adventurers, individuals and even a Town Council.
You can see them all on the ‘Map of Cleverness’ below.
1. Register yourself on the map
If you would like to register yourself (or your school, business etc), just follow these steps:
- Check you meet the criteria (see the guides on the right-hand side of this page)
- Submit your registration Submit
That’s it! We’ll then contact you about sending you your window sticker, and then add you to the Map of Plastic Cleverness – see below.
2. Let us register you
- Check you meet the criteria (see right-hand side of this page)
- Take a photo and send it to us (using the form on the right)
That’s it! We’ll then get in touch with you.
The Map of ‘Plastic Cleverness’
BIG thanks to everyone listed below!
All the guides below are individual PDFs or a zip file of two PDFs
- Check you meet the criteria (above)
- Take a photo and send it to us using the form below.
All schools that register on the Plastic Clever Schools initiative receives a free set of educational resources, and even more when they reach Plastic Clever School status. Sign up here:…Read More
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…Read More
We’re delighted to feature some useful tips and advice for schools looking to reduce their plastic consumption from Georgeham Primary School in Devon. Download the PDF below. Well done everyone…DOWNLOAD
When ATAG (Air Transport Action Group) invited Amy and Ella to speak about single-use plastics at the Global Aviation Sustainability Summit in Geneva in October 2018, the Kids Against Plastic…Read More
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…Read More
An excellent video by Algalita a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of the marine environment. The video covers plastic (as a material) the issues associated with plastic pollution, and some…Read More
Will McCallum, head of Greenpeace UK Oceans, gives us his five steps to becoming plastic free.DOWNLOAD