Plastic Free Faversham is a community group run by volunteers with the aim of raising awareness about the overuse of single-use plastic and other ecological issues. We endeavour to offer eco-friendly advice and alternatives to the lifestyle problems of our time.
As the COVID lockdown eases, single use plastic is on the rise!
It's time to take ACTION!
Events in Faversham
Help Save the Whale at Faversham Rec!
As part of The Great Big Green Week, a nationwide campaign by The Climate Coalition, Plastic Free Faversham & Circo Rum Baba present: Whale in a Plastic Ocean! HELP Whale and Turtle survive a deluge of rubbish in their ocean home.
Circus and theatre performance fun for families & children.
Faversham Recreation Ground - Saturday 25th September
Shows run from:12AM - 1PM, 2 - 3PM & 4 - 5PM
Funds provided by Swale Borough Council
Recycling in Faversham
Terracycling in Tanners St.
St Jude's Shrine has updated its Terracycling boxes and now there is a whole host of different everyday household items that can be recycled from Hasbro toys to air freshners. The Terracycle collection point can be found in the office entrance and is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Click here to find out what you can recycle there...
NO! to Plastic Grass
Spring is here and the grass is growing! Or is it?!
Let’s make sure the grass does continue to grow by saying NO! To plastic grass. PFF has teamed up with Swale Friends of the Earth and Plastic Free Sheerness to launch Turf It Out, a campaign against the perils of plastic grass.
Fake lawns are bad in lots of ways. They stop birds, insects and small mammals from finding food and shelter, and they shed long-lived harmful micro-plastics into our environment, all the way to our rivers and seas. Choose real grass and reap a harvest of happy wildlife!
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the campaign and please share! The birds will love you for it!
Petitions 2020. July
Play & Support PFF in Local Lottery
Plastic Free Faversham now has a Faversham & District Community Lottery page. Support local causes and win prizes of up to £25,000! 50% of all tickets sold from our page will go to us! Plus another 10% goes to other local good causes. Tickets cost just £1 per week.
We are raising funds to expand our community litter picking events, with the purchase of litter pickers and equipment. The equipment can be borrowed by members of the community to enable everyone to carry out litter picks safely.
Thank you for your support and good luck!
Lockdown Litter Pick Challenge
PFF invites you to to do a mini Lockdown Litter Pick on the third Sunday each month. You can do it solo or as part of your household while exercising outdoors. Send us the pics of your picks so that we can show how much litter we can collect on just one day!
The first Lockdown Litter Pick took place on Sunday 17Jan and was a great success!
Use a litter pick if you’ve got one and collect items in a strong bag. Gardening or heavy gloves are useful and don’t pick up anything with bare hands.
Take care near busy roads and be as visible as possible.
Next pick: Sunday 22nd March: A google map is being created of the roads that have been litter picked so please send us the name the roads you’ve cleaned so that we can colour code the map. Might be useful also to comment on how bad it was too, if possible. This won’t be personal info, by the way, just the name of the road for the purposes of building up a clear picture of how bad the litter situation is in Faversham.
Cheers and happy picking!
Micro-fibers article 2020
The Massive Microplastic Problem
How to prevent your clothes creating plastic pollution.
Clothes made of 100% polyester, acrylic, nylon or polyamide = 100% plastic.
Washing releases thousands of tiny plastic fibres, also called microplastics. Some are caught by washing machine filters or in water-treatment processes, but smallest end up in the ocean. Click here to read more... and Learn more about Microplastics with local Eco Warrior Daniel Hampton, as he presents a presenation about the microplastics found in Faversham Creek.
Covid news. 2020. July
Disposable masks could kill
As the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more protective equipment is ending up in the sea. Watch this shocking BBC report which shows how an estimated 129 billion face masks have been used already this year, many of them not disposed of correctly. You can buy reusable masks from the following places in Faversham:
- Coasts for Life's in Faversham Market, - Debbie Dee East on FB, & on the Nextdoor app., - Patsy Crouch on Nextdoor,- email: firstname.lastname@example.org, - All Stitched Up in Court St, - Top Hats and Tales in west Street, - Barley Mow, - L Jay's Attic in Preston St, Buy online from Hope Fitzgerald. Sharon Godden at Faversham Safari (Everard Way).
Events & Campaigns
Plastic Free Faversham is always organising or helping to organise something! If you would like to take part or drop by to help out then click here to find out what's going down...