Along with her younger sister Ella, Amy Meek is the 18-year-old cofounder of the environmental charity Kids Against Plastic. After studying the UN’s Sustainable Development Goats in 2016, the sisters were motivated to address the global issue of plastic pollution, seeing the devastating impact humans’ misuse of plastic was having on the planet and the potential plastic legacy set to be inherited by the future generation.
Since then, their award-winning charity has worked to raise awareness of the negative effects of petroleum plastic on the environment and show everyone the role that they can play in addressing plastic pollution. The sisters’ Plastic Clever scheme has had over 1100 schools and numerous cafes and businesses sign up since its launch in early 2019, as well as their local council, and the girls also run a team of over 160 young people around the world, who they support in their own action against plastic pollution.
Through Kids Against Plastic, the sisters have spoken at various locations internationally (from the UK Parliament to the Young Activists Summit at the UN Headquarters in Geneva), as well as at schools around Europe.