Kids Against Plastic
Amy and Ella Meek (15 and 13 years old) founded their campaign and charity, Kids Against Plastic, in 2016 after learning about the UN’s Global Goals For Sustainable Development and in particular the recurring issue of plastic pollution. Their mission to make a difference started out as a home-school project and has since become an award-winning charity, that has encouraged over 50 schools and businesses to become Plastic Clever, and seen over 60.000 pieces of plastic picked up!.
Over the last three years they have worked hard to inspire school children, engage politicians, business leaders and academics, and to motivate families, cafés, businesses, schools and individuals to become Plastic Clever. They have talked at various events ranging from primary school assemblies; at the Welsh Assembly, Holyrood, and to politicians in Westminster; to a live TEDx audience; and global business leaders at a global aviation summit in Geneva.
They both love the outdoors and care passionately for the environment, and believe that the younger generation should not have to deal with the ‘clean up bill’ from previous generations.
Amy and Ella’s first non-fiction title, Be Plastic Clever is the ultimate guide to ridding the world of single-use plastics and was published by Dorling Kindersley in May 2020. Their second title, Be Climate Clever published in April 2022.