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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.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Our vision is to create a regenerative community where waste is part of a circular economy - everything produced is re-used, repaired, composted or recycled – to protect the natural environment, its resources, people and wildlife.


Our mission is to mobilise the people of Faversham to challenge our throwaway culture and promote a sustainable, regenerative community and circular economy.
We aim to do this by:


  • Raising awareness and inspiring young and old to take action

  • Engaging and working with the local community, schools, councils, community groups, businesses and environmental organisations, to promote sustainable practice

It's time to take ACTION!

Events in Faversham

Plastic Free Faversham's Climate Cafe!

Plastic Free Faversham's Climate Cafe is back in 2023!
NEXT DATE: 15 July 

Time: 10am-12pm

NEW Location: The Alexander Centre
SUBJECT: Green Finance - Be part of the solution. 

Speaker: Rebecca O'Connor of Good With Money will talk about ethical savings & pensions & investments for a low carbon future - green banking & top ethical current accounts. - good funds for climate action!

ALSO HAPPENING AT THIS EVENT: - Zero Waste box, - Refills - . More dates...

Support Plastic Free Faversham

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 hold our Climate Cafes and for Zero Waste boxes. In the past, money raised from the lottery funded 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!

Click to play!


Events in Faversham

Faversham Literary Festival

Plastic Free Faversham and the Faversham Literary Festival bring you:
Isobel Losada and The Joyful Environmentalist 

Isabel isn’t interested in learning any more about the climate crisis and suspects that you aren’t either. We all know how bad it is. Therefore her single-minded focus is on all the solutions we can find and can enjoy.

The author, comedienne and environmentalist explores How to Practise Without Preaching: the way we bank, heat our homes, travel, garden, dress, holiday, shop, lobby, volunteer, eat and furnish our homes. She shows that all the actions we can take in order to live a 1.5 degree lifestyle, and help our planet, are also those that will most enrich our lives. No prisoners will be taken and Isabel sends her audience away with a notebook full of ideas, suggestions and actions to be taken.

The Joyful Environmentalist was the Independent’s Best Buy for Environmentalism in 2022. Book tickets here


Faversham info

Volunteer with PFF!

Click here to find out more...


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...


Surfers Against Sewage

Plastic Free Schools -

Calling all Teachers, Pupils, Parents & Carers


Stop single use plastics and become a plastic free accredited school. Read more


Plastic Lawn

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!


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.


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


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:, - 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).


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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