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Three cheers for litter pick triplets on a mission to save the planet

World
champions:
Above,
Waimi, Yimi
and Mbetmi
with their
litter pickers.
Below, in
action after
school
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MOST six-year-olds are more interested in Peppa Pig than saving the planet.

But triplets Mbetmi, Yimi and Waimi Fongue have already become climate change champions on a mission to protect ‘this lovely and beautiful world’ — by picking up litter for an hour every night after school.

The trio even have their own YouTube account to promote environmental awareness with 1,000 followers.

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Their mum Esther, 31, told how how it all began when they said they wanted to learn more about climate change and she bought some books.

Since then, they have become local celebrities in Nottingham, where they live. The council has given them high-vis jackets with ‘clean champion’ on the back and special litter pickers. The triplets even gave a speech to the council on climate change.

Esther said their attitude has now shaped how the whole family thinks. She said: ‘Before the kids, we didn’t think about things such as heating, but now my daughter will go and put on extra cardigans before we put it on.

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‘I now am conscious about litter, and switching things off has become second nature. They’ve even got their nan using the same bag when she goes shopping instead of buying a new one.’

She added: ‘The three of them have such great personalities. Waimi is outgoing and enjoys reading and writing. Mbetmi is friendly and loves acting. Yimi loves singing and thinks she is a diva.’