a brief history of plastic free faversham

PFF History

The PFF Timeline

November 2017 Sally Edge, fed up of the constant stream of plastic being

thrown away, decided to set up a Challenge Week for her home town of

Faversham – how many people could she get to pledge to give up throwaway

plastic for a week? No sooner had she announced her intention on Facebook,

than an enthusiastic and multi-talented team of locals had joined her and the

campaign was launched.

February 2018 – The ‘Say No to Plastic Week’ was a great success, with families,

schools, organisations, businesses and the town council all making pledges to

reduce single use plastic, for the event week and beyond.

April 2018 – The team named decided to continue working with the community

under the name ‘Plastic Free Faversham’.

June 2018 – A Community Litter Pick was held with the local Fire Service,

Brownies, Sea Cadets, runners group and many families and individuals.

July 2018 – Faversham Town Council passed a resolution of support for the work

of Plastic Free Faversham in the town.

September 2018 – At the Hop Festival our reusable cups sold out in two hours! A

sure sign that residents want change.

September 2018 – We announced the launch of the Refill scheme, with 15

Faversham businesses welcoming the public to ask for free tap water.

October 2018 – Litter picking at Faversham Carnival alongside Davington Primary

School’s Save Our Seas float.

December 2018 – Christmas stalls selling plastic-free gifts

December 2018 – Plastic Free Faversham received the Kent Environment

Champions award.

January 2019 – Faversham was awarded official Plastic Free Community status by

environmental charity, Surfers Against Sewage.

March 2019 – Our second Challenge Week, with an exhibition in the market

square, community litter pick, children’s treasure hunt, poetry performances and

much more.

Summer 2019 – Out and about at Faversham’s many festivals talking to the

community about the environmental issues that were concerning them.

September 2019 – 3,000 of our reusable cups sold in collaboration with local

breweries.

October 2019 – Tree Plant Week saw 53 pledges to plant new trees around the

town.

October 2019 – PFF team and members of the public protested about single-use

packaging at supermarkets by taking part in a ‘Mass Unwrap’ at Morrisons and

Sainsburys.

November 2019 – A new constitution was voted in, with a new, broader mission,

and a team of trustee-coordinators taking over leadership.

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