top of page
PUPS new header 7-22.png

A Campaign to Address Single-Use Plastics

PUPS is a hands-on, action-ready environmental awareness and education program for kids to help clean up neighborhoods, keep waterways plastic-free, and draw attention to the worldwide problem of single-use plastics. PUPS spotlights the biggest offenders and uses social media to hold companies responsible.

Young children (under adult supervision) and teens collect single-use plastic trash from parking lots, beaches, sidewalks, streams, river banks, parks and playgrounds, then create a video about their experience and post it on social media.

Four times each year, a panel of plastic pollution experts will select one winning video and the creating team or individual will receive a PUPS award! See
Video Contest Rules and Regulations


Plastic bottle kids picture.png

The PUPS program can be used by a wide variety of local groups, including scouts, sports teams, schools, religious groups, clubs and civic organizations.  


A PUPS kit includes a pair of PUPS protective gloves, and a large, heavy-duty paper bag with printed instructions.

bottom of page