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Lilly’s Plastic Pickup: A Girl with a Message

Meet Lilly Platt, a nine-and-a-half-year-old from the Netherlands who is doing what she can to help rid the world of plastic pollution.

Lilly, her mum and her grandpa make it their mission to pick up any plastic debris they see on their walks around Lilly’s neighborhood. And not only is she cleaning up her little corner of the world, Lilly is also teaching others to do the same through the tips and stories she shares on social media.

Lilly Platt, 9 years old, is going to war against plastic pollution

Lilly Platt is one of the youngest ambassadors in the fight against plastic pollution. And she has a message for everyone:

Posted by Brut nature on Monday, January 15, 2018

Lilly’s Plastic Pickup Lilly and her family recently founded Lilly’s Plastic Pickup to raise awareness about plastic pollution, which is harmful to animals as well as the environment. For her devotion to the fight against plastic pollution, this passionate little girl was named Youth Ambassador by the Plastic Pollution Coalition.

Lilly is making a difference in her community: She encourages neighbors and friends to join community cleanups she organizes. She’s petitioned a local fast-food restaurant to switch from plastic to paper straws and cup lids. She’s even convinced a local car dealership to stop releasing balloons during its promotions. “One time we saw a picture of a baby puffin wrapped around in balloons and it made me very cross,” explains Lilly. “Balloons are bad for birds and turtles too. Once they go up, they have to go down!”

Kudos to Lilly

and other children, like Samantha, who are making a difference in their communities!

comment_2Have you ever organized or participated in a community cleanup? We’d love to hear from you! Just leave a comment below.

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Leigh-Ann Ross
Leigh-Ann Ross
3 years ago

This is amazing!! I love stories like this!!!

joyce wiebe
joyce wiebe
3 years ago

Fantastic! I’ve participated in roadway clean-up and you would be amazed what people throw out of their car window! I’ve switched to a stainless steel water bottle. No more plastic for me!

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3 years ago
Reply to  joyce wiebe

That’s great, Joyce! Thanks for cleaning up the roadway and for making the switch from plastic! Every little bit helps . . . Keep up the good work!

Linda Proctor
Linda Proctor
3 years ago

My family and I regularly do organised beach cleans. It never ceases to amaze that in just 90 minutes we can collect around 82kgs – and it tends to be very small bits of plastic – nothing especially heavy. Luckily our local council here in the UK have banned all balloon and lantern releases at official events – it doesn’t completely stop t but it’s a start.

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3 years ago
Reply to  Linda Proctor

Wow, Linda! 82 kg (or 182 pounds) is a LOT of plastic, especially when it’s very small! Thanks for your post, and thanks for making a difference!

Eleanor Platt
Eleanor Platt
3 years ago

Hello I am Lilly’s mum! How wonderful to see her on your page! If we can connect further that would be great! Sending you all good wishes! Lilly will be meeting Dr Jane Goodall in a few weeks and has been invited to Norway to take part in a huge shoreline clean up and a conference about Plastic Pollution and she will be able to talk to politicans.

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3 years ago
Reply to  Eleanor Platt

Wow, hello Eleanor! So good to meet you, and please thank Lilly for us for the amazing work she is doing! How exciting that she will be meeting Dr. Goodall as well as those at the conference. She’s a busy little girl! Thanks for connecting with us and for the good work you are doing. You are both making an amazing difference! PS, if you would like to send photos or updates, we would love to see them. You can email us directly at movement.com. Best of luck in all you do!

Jenny
Jenny
3 years ago

Proud of you kiddo!!! You are an inspiration to us adults!!!

Lia Thompson
Lia Thompson
3 years ago

I think my family and I will incorporate this into our walks this spring. What a brilliant wee lass. Well done Lilly X

Teresa Miller
Teresa Miller
3 years ago

Way to go Lily!