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#PlasticPromise

 

 

An incredible 819 units from Girlguiding North East England took part in the Future Girl Acts on plastic week of social action during Sep 30 – 6 Oct.

Girls and young women from across the region looked at ways to cut down on plastics, wrote to their local MPs and influencers and made their #PlasticPromise. Units recycled plastic bottles and packaging by creating amazing plastic sculptures of animals that are often harmed by plastic pollution on land and in the sea. Take a look below to see some of the wonderful creations from units and divisions across North East England!

What is a #PlasticPromise?
A #PlasticPromise is a promise to our planet and wildlife that we will stop using single use plastic and recycle what we can. Some of the #PlasticPromises included promising not to use plastic bottles and instead to use a refillable bottle or promise to stop using plastic cutlery. What is your #PlasticPromise?

You can still make your very own #PlasticPromise online. Help us keep the momentum going! We want everyone to hear about our promises and to make their own #PlasticPromise too. Encourage your family members, friends and those outside of guiding to pledge their own promise and help us make girls’ voices heard. We want politicians and decision makers to listen to the concerns of girls and young women across the UK. Help us by spreading the message, make a #PlasticPromise and write to your local MP.

 

 

Take a look at the fantastic plastic sculptures Rainbows, Brownies, Guides & Rangers created during Future Girl Acts on plastics!

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Girlguiding North Yorkshire North West made a Trefoil with their plastic packaging

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2nd Burley Brownies and Guides had a visit from Lucy Ashton from Plastic Free Burley who helped them to make bags out of recycled t-shirts and 1st Burley Brownies had a visit from Charlotte from Waste Not who taught them about alternatives to plastic.

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6th Knaresborough Rainbows and Brownies made their #PlasticPromise

 

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3rd Monkseaton Brownies had fun making Dippy the dinosaur from plastic bottle tops

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Brownies from Wylam created different animals from their plastic packaging

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Young members from Morpeth Division coloured in their #PlasticPromises

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3rd Cramlington Brownies created a fish with the 130 bits of plastic collected by the girls to show how plastic is being eaten by our sea life.

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5th Ashington Brownies generated a chain of plastic longer than a chain of Brownies in a week! Then made turtles to represent all the animals affected by plastic waste.