Aiming to reduce single use plastic in Whitstable

Plastic Free Whitstable

Plastic Free Whitstable

PFW is a group of concerned local residents trying to reduce single-use plastic in our community. We started meeting in early 2018 and by the end of the year we had achieved Plastic-Free status from Surfers Against Sewage, the first place in Kent to do so.

Our objectives include:

  • Working with Canterbury City Council to eliminate single-use plastics in council-controlled venues and events and encourage their support for plastic-free communities
  • Encouraging and offering support to businesses to replace single-use plastic with suitable alternatives
  • Spreading the word through community organisations, schools and public places
  • Organising and participating in events including monthly beach cleans with our partner organisation Whitstable’s Marine Environment Group
  • Reporting to a steering group of community stakeholders on a yearly basis

If you would like further information please message or email

Exactly where our #whitstablecup should be, on the drainer not in landfill thank you @FreeWhitstable and to @toasttankerton xx #ReduceReuseRecycle these will be returned @umbrella_cafe tomorrow to get our deposit back.

Wrap: "We need to move away from a linear plastics economy, where we take, make and dispose of plastic, and towards a circular system where we keep plastic in the economy and out of the natural environment"
#WhitstableCup is good example #circulareconomy

Everyone's choosing to reuse in #whitstable even our diver! No excuses for single-use, you can borrow a cup for £1 and return it to any participating cafe in town and get your money back

We love all the colours but which is your favourite?

Did you know that when we use these #reusable cups launched last month by @FreeWhitstable just 3 times they are already more carbon efficient than a #singleuse paper cup?

Pick your favourite & #reuse or mix & match 🙌

Thanks to @Whitproduce for being such big supporters of #whitstableCup, always trying to reduce their #singleuseplastic and being there from the start of this experimental journey #ChooseToReuse

Welcome to The Orangery Tearooms at @Whits_Castle who have joined our new 'borrow a cup' scheme for the whole town.
£1 deposit to borrow a #whitstableCup and return to any other participating cafe. Let's rid this town of unnecessary single use plastic!

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