Two Radlett Brownie packs joined thousands of members of Girlguiding across the UK to tackle plastic pollution and they are calling on their family friends and community to join them and make a plastic promise.
The #PlasticPromise campaign on plastic pollution builds on the launch of Girlguiding’s Future Girl manifesto.
Future Girl is based on 76,000 girls and young women sharing the issues that matter most to them.
Taking action to protect the planet is one of their top five issues – with plastic pollution named as one of the biggest threats to their future.
The Radlett Brownies decided to reduce single-use plastic – and urge their family, friends, the public, businesses and politicians to join them.
New Girlguiding research revealed 88 per cent of girls and young women aged 7-21 say it’s urgent we all do more to protect the environment.
The Brownies had fun using their bodies to measure how much plastic was in our bin recently, then they enjoyed making sea creatures out of all the plastic.
This helped them realise how much plastic we use every week as well as learning about the damage it is doing in the ocean.
#PlasticPromise, the biggest ever girl-led campaign to tackle plastic pollution, has been launched by Girlguiding.
The campaign is supported by science and wildlife presenter Liz Bonnin.
An estimated 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups are thrown away in the UK every year.
That’s almost 5,000 a minute, or seven million per day.
Around 15 million plastic bottles are littered, landfilled or incinerated every day.
In response, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers from across the UK are joining forces and asking their friends, family, politicians and the public to join them and make a #PlasticPromise, committing to a simple but meaningful lifestyle change to help reduce single-use plastic.