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How the Global Action Plan Youth Panel are leading the plastic-free revolution

A member of the Global Action Plan youth panel stands outside an indian restaurant holding a #LongLiveTheLunchbox sticker

Popping out for a grab-and-go lunch is the height of convenience, but Global Action Plan’s Youth Panel decided that this convenience should not come at the cost of the planet.

So, at the start of February, they launched Long Live the Lunchbox. A campaign connecting conscious consumers and like-minded business to combat the excessive, single-use plastic packaging which so often goes along with buying lunch out.

The campaign features some of the progressive cafes and restaurants who have signed up to the Long Live the Lunchbox campaign and will happily accept customer’s reusable containers instead of using their own take-away tubs. Is your local café proudly displaying their pink sticker yet? The campaign also highlights the experiences of the Youth Panel themselves, with Instagram stories showing open and honest behind-the-scenes aspects of running a successful campaign.

The Youth Panel have already engaged nearly 100 businesses, connected with individuals and organisations across the UK and beyond and most impressively started a movement that has seen them demonstrate what’s good for us is good for the planet. 

You can join the revolution by following @globalactionplan on Instagram and simply start bringing your own container to your favourite café, deli or salad bar. Or, if you are a business who would like to connect with the campaign reach the Global Action Plan Youth Panel at [email protected].

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