Ten year old environmental activist Lilly Platt is taking an active role in seeking political action against global warming and against plastics. She is a youth ambassador of plastic pollution coalition.
One day I was walking with my grandfather. I think I was eight. Maybe younger. There was something plastic on the ground and I picked it up. My grandpa told me that the plastic will make its way to the ocean over here in Holland.
Well, I looked up the dangers of plastics and it is so sad because animals are dying because of the plastics. I decided to become active and do something about it.
I started Lilly's Plastic Pickup because I want to educate and inform the world about the dangers of plastic. It went viral so people are listening and reacting. Now I'm an environmental activist.
Farmers send me letters telling me about their animals eating plastic and even balloons. I want to see a ban on balloons being released into the air at events.
Plastic bags and balloons give the illusion of food and animals eat it. Straws and plastic bags make a whale feel full and so it won't eat. The whale will die. It makes me very sad.
Being an environmental activist I am hands on. I've been all over the world cleaning beaches and meeting government officials. I even met with the prime minister of Curaçao.
Please refuse to use plastic and please pick up rubbish.
Get a bag. Get a grabber. Let's clean up the world! Who's with me?