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….Read More
T he Kids Against Plastic Club is a free-to-join initiative that encourages children to become active against plastic pollution.
You can join if:
- You want to do something against plastic pollution
- You are aged between 6 and 13 (or thereabouts)
- You have an adult that is willing to supervise and support you
When you become a member, you will …
- Be able to take part in a 3 tier reward scheme and earn some nifty badges and certificates
- Receive a fun and engaging newsletter once a month
- Be invited to ‘meet’ Ella and ask her questions via Zoom.
Join the KAP Club and earn and collect our Bronze, Silver and Gold reward badges by completing the three challenges listed below. The badges are made from metal, and are very shiny and lovely.
Each Challenge badge comes with a posh certificate, too.
Spend a few minutes filling in the form below. Please make sure you have permission from a parent or another trusted adult.
THE BRONZE AWARD
Challenge 1: Litterpicking! To achieve the first challenge of the bronze level your first mission is do to 5 litterpicks and log them on our app! Click this link for instructions on how to use the app. Make sure you send some pictures of your litter picks – you might also be featured in the KAP Club newsletter! REMEMBER: go with an adult and keep safe, AND log your litter picks using the mapping tool/app.
Challenge 2: Become Plastic Clever yourself!! This means stopping using the BIG 4 if you haven’t already! These can be easily replaced with reusables and you can get some really cool patterns too so send in a photo of your funky reusables!!
Challenge 3: Encourage your school to sign up to the Plastic Clever Schools scheme! We have almost 1000 schools signed up to our Plastic Clever Schools scheme in the UK and yours could be next!! Speak to your teachers about becoming Plastic Clever – we have lots of resources and criteria to help you out. For the BRONZE challenge your school just has to sign up (nothing else), so let us know when your school as.
THE SILVER AWARD
Challenge 1: Litterpicking! Now the challenges are stepping up! Grab your litter picker again and go out for 10 more litter picks!! 15 litterpicks overall – great work! Show us some pictures too! REMEMBER: go with an adult and keep safe, AND log your litter picks using the mapping tool/app.
Challenge 2: Spread awareness of plastic pollution through your own resources! That’s right it’s time to get crafty and make your own poster! Make it as creative as possible and we’ll share some really cool ones in a the newsletter so make sure you send a photo to us using the form on the left of this page.
Challenge 3: Now your school is signed up to the Plastic Clever Schools initiative, it’s time to start working through the levels. First stage is Raise Awareness! Make sure your school works through this stage and let us know!
THE GOLD AWARD
Challenge 1: Litterpicking! Do another 10 litterpicks on our app! That’s 25 in total… I bet your local area will be looking a lot cleaner now! Please keep sending us some pictures of your litterpicks! REMEMBER: go with an adult and keep safe, AND log your litter picks using the mapping tool/app.
Challenge 2: Time to swap out some plastic items around your house! Often we have lots of unnecessary plastic items that we never thought about so take a look and find some alternatives and send us some photos of what you’ve swapped out. For example, change plastic toothbrushes for bamboo ones!
Try to make five of these swaps and please do send a photo to us using the form on the left of this page.
Challenge 3: Time to get to the next level with your school…. helping them to become Plastic Clever! Normally this level would involve reducing all of the Big 4 but this is a long process. So, for your badge, help your school stop their use of one of the Big 4 items. They can do the rest with your support by themselves! As ever, send us a photograph using the form on the left of this page.
Can’t wait to hear from you!
I’m really excited about the new KAP Club and look forward to welcoming you onboard.