Hello! We’re Amy and Ella Meek, aged 15 and 13, 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.
It has three main aims that we hope to achieve these aims through: EDUCATION (learning) and ACTION (doing) – the two main sections of this website:
- 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
Through opportunities for Youth Social Action and greater engagement in important issues, we believe that young people will make huge differences to world they are going to inherit, and we want to help as many other children as we can find their voices.
Read more here about Damian Hinds’ announcement.
Well, it just so happens that Kids Against Plastic have a FREE child-led initiative that will get the whole school onboard and meet the 2022 target, while empowering pupils to be change makers at the same time. The initiative is called Plastic Clever Schools.
Our child-led Plastic Clever Schools initiative is the perfect way to empower young people to become change-makers and lead their own schools towards being ‘cleverer’ with its use of plastics.