Thousands of primary and secondary school pupils have joined a major new campaign to drastically cut the consumption of single-use plastic in UK schools in a bid to help stop climate change.
More than 7,000 pupils, across 12 schools, have signed up to Plastic Pioneers - a campaign led by environmental charity Hubbub, and sponsored by retailers TK Maxx and Homesense.
The schools benefit from being part of a community stretching from Scotland to the south coast, sharing ideas on how to reduce their consumption of single-use plastic.
Our younger generation is now more aware of the world's environmental issues than ever before – especially around the subject of climate change and the effects of global warming on our planet.
Greta Thunberg brought the issue even more to the forefront of their minds, leading the revolution when she walked out of school and organised a strike to raise awareness of climate change.