PICKING UP PLASTIC STUFF
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.
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.