Lilly Platt is just nine years old, but she thinks big. Her goal is to save the world from the all the plastic trash we have created, and to reach that point, she is taking action! Lilly started an anti-plastic initiative in Holland after her family moved from London.
Now, she is tirelessly helping the environment by picking up trash daily and sharing her enthusiasm for waste reduction!
The facts about plastic pollution that escape most grownups are no secret to Lilly. The little activist is most concerned about the animals that suffer when they eat plastic trash they find in their habitat.
She is on a mission to not only help clean up the area where she lives but also convince her peers to join in and show them why it is so important. As it turns out, cleaning up trash can also be fun.
Lilly’s determination to clean up the world one piece of plastic at a time was even noticed by international environmental leaders…
Now, she is a Child Ambassador for the Plastic Pollution Coalition and for Hands On The World (HOW) Global, a non-profit bringing clean water to children living in rural areas.
Every year, around 8.8 million tons of out plastic trash end up in the oceans, polluting the waters and killing marine wildlife. 700 marine species are already facing extinction due to the threat of plastic.
Lilly is perfectly aware that doing a small thing can make a big difference. Thanks to her passion, her neighborhood is cleaner, her friends know why caring about what we throw away and how is important, and people all around the world can be inspired by her passion and resolve. At the end of the day, Lilly wants everyone to know that we can all do something good for the world and the animals – so why shouldn’t we?
To find out how you can help the planet by using less plastic, check out One Green Planet’s #CrushPlastic campaign!
All image source: Lillys Plastic Pickup/Facebook