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.

COVID-19 STATEMENT

As the COVID lockdown eases, single use plastic is on the rise!

We don’t want to go back to square one: default reliance on plastic. Post-COVID, single use plastic is no less pointless, no less polluting and no less pervasive than it ever was.
In fact, it’s gearing up for a big comeback, aided and abetted by fossil fuel manufacturers, lax government regulation and COVID anxiety.


There’s another way. We can get behind some of the big campaigns out there from SAS, Marine Conservation Society and City to Sea. We can also support all our local businesses working so hard to maintain a plastic-free environment.’

It's time to take ACTION!

Lockdown Challenge

Lockdown Art Competition

Visions of Hope for a Sustainable Faversham Multi-media Art Competition

 

The Visions of Hope for a Sustainable Faversham Multi-Media Art Competition is a competition for all the family – whether you are artistic or think you’re not!

We would love to see your creative artwork in whatever media you choose. Whether it’s an oil or watercolour painting, or a pencil sketch, whether it’s a clay sculpture, or a plastic waste model – or maybe it could be in wood? Are you a writer? How about a poem or piece of prose? A songwriter? What about a song? An inventor? Show us your invention!

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Lockdown Challenge

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 21st Feburary: 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!

Faversham recycling info

Terracycling in Tanners Street

Did you know that you can recycle your used air freshener, home and laundry care packaging at the National Shrine of Saint Jude, in Tanners Street?

 

The Terracycle collection point can be found in the office entrance and is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

Please ensure your packaging is clean and dry. Click here to find out what else and where you can recycle in Favesham.

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...

Businesses 2020

Business Solutions to the Plastic Problem

Advice on how to keep reusables on the menu in our favourite Faversham Cafes and other businesses. Click here

Petitions 2020. July

End Sewage Pollution with SAS

Surfers Against Sewage has started a petition calling on the UK Government to end sewage pollution and guarantee safe-seas all year round. Read & sign.

 

Water companies continue to legally pollute UK waters, exposing all-water users, as well as our delicate Ocean ecosystems to harm. Consequently, our water quality remains at the same dire level as it was in the 1990s, placing the UK a pitiful 25th out of 30 EU countries for coastal water quality.

Sign the Surfers Against Sewage petition now!

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: patsycrouch@gmail.com, - 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).

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Petitions. 2020. July

Sign the Petition!

Plastic is choking our oceans and killing marine life. Sign this Friends of the Earth Petition and tell the UK government that we need a new law to phase out plastic pollution.

Click here to sign.

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Campaigns. 2020. July

Friends of the Earth

Check out the Friends of the Earth Campaigns page to find out more about other campaigns and how you can get involved in nationwide events.

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Faversham recycling info

Where to recycle what in Faversham

Refills, TerraCycling, plastic-free stockists; click here to find them in Faversham! Includes the latest Covid 19 info...

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Surfers Against Sewage in Faversham

In Spring 2019 Faversham Town achieved the Surfers Against Sewage 'Plastic Free Status'. Find out what this means for Faversham ...

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Top tips

Click here for top tips for reducing your use of single-use plastic. It's easier than you think!

Faversham recycling info

Recycling in Swale

What you can and can't recycle is not always obvious. Click here for advice and links to Swale Borough Council for definitive answers.

Faversham info

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...

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Volunteer with PFF!

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