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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.

Plastic News Stories

🎉945 Registrations on the @KidsVplastic Plastic Clever Schools initiative - yay! 🎉
🎯Raising awareness
🎯Removing disposable plastics
🎯Empowering young people
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✏️Sign up your school https://www.kidsagainstplastic.co.uk/do/plasticcleverschools/

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@mcsuk @EcoSchools @KeepBritainTidy

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

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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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Plastic Life Cycle and Greenhouse Gases

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Data (bar graph) to show the greenhouse gases produced by the plastic life cycle and projected emissions if plastic production continues. This resource can support data interpretation, making predictions and…

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The Life of Single-Use Plastic

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Simple explanations of the journey of single-use plastic, from the extraction of oil, to the production of plastic, to the management of plastic waste. This resource can be used to…

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Where Does Plastic Go?

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Matching activity to show the different disposal methods for plastic waste. Children could match the images and descriptions, rank the disposal methods according to the greenhouse gas emissions they create…

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Environment discussion stimulus image

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Use this image as a discussion prompt or as part of the ‘Where Does Plastic Go?‘ lesson

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Incineration discussion stimulus image

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Use this image as a discussion prompt or as part of the ‘Where Does Plastic Go?‘ lesson

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Landfill discussion stimulus image

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Use this image as a discussion prompt or as part of the ‘Where Does Plastic Go?‘ lesson

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Recycling discussion stimulus image

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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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Sustainability activities for young children

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Big Dreams, Little Footprints is a new series of beautifully curated how-to books for busy, weary parents on how to guide and inspire their children to stand up for the…

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Plastic Free July

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Every year millions of people around the globe take part in the Plastic Free July challenge, choosing to refuse single-use plastics and drastically reducing the amount of plastic waste ending…

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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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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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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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