We are honoured that Amy and Ella Meek want to become Young Ambassadors for EndPlasticSoup, the global initiative for Rotary to solve and prevent plastic pollution.
Amy and Ella Meek are the teenage founders of the environmental charity Kids Against Plastic.
Since founding their youth-led organisation back in 2016, at the ages of 12 and 10, the girls have worked hard to inspire kids and adults alike to take action to reduce their use of single-use plastics – or become ‘Plastic Clever’ as they call it. Their Plastic Clever scheme has since been adopted by over 1200 schools, as well as by cafes, businesses, councils and festivals around the UK.
The girls have spoken internationally, including giving their own TEDx talk at the ages of 14 and 12 in 2018, and at the UN Geneva in December 2019. They were also the first ever recipients of the Pride of Britain Green Champions award in 2021, and are published authors, with their book Be Plastic Clever released by Dorling Kindersley in May 2020.
Just recently they won the British Empire Medal, New Year’s Honours’ 2022.