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Working for change

Many children and adults all over the world are campaigning to reduce littering, and combat climate change.

• More countries have introduced bans on, or increased the price of plastic bags, because they do damage. Rwanda in Africa was the first country in the world to introduce a ban on plastic bags.
• Many countries are working to make it easy to do the right thing, for example by putting out more rubbish bins with lids, so the waste doesn’t blow away, and improving recycling systems.
• Producers – the companies that make plastic packaging – are being encouraged to develop smarter packaging that doesn’t end up as litter.

Children standing with signs saying No Litter Generation

Children from debt slave families in Pakistan rally against littering and for a clean and healthier environment.


Children demonstrating with signs

Children rallying in Zimbabwe.

We teach the adults!

“Today we’ve demonstrated through the town and taught adults that they mustn’t throw litter, and about the importance of recycling. Many adults don’t know this because they never learned about the environment in school. We learn lots of new things through the WCP programme and the No Litter Generation. Now we have the chance to teach the adults!
   In the future, I want to be a doctor.”

Nyasha, 12 years old

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Use the bins!

“The No Litter Generation has taught me that it’s really important to throw all litter in the rubbish bins and not on the ground. For example, if you throw used nappies out, dogs can come and eat them. Then maybe the dogs lick the plates at home and then people can get really sick. It’s wrong, because us children have the right to live in a clean environment, and we have the right to health.

Priviledge, 12 years old

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