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

Thanks @WhitstableFM for my mostly plastic-free delivery this morning. Rumours that #whitstable Farmers Market might reopen soon. We miss you #shoplocal

We've been out and about in Whitstable today putting up the posters for our new anti-litter campaign.

More will be going out early next week at the Tankerton end of the town, as well along the seafront in Herne Bay.

#Whitstable Stream Walk Community Garden selling chemical-free veg at @EventsVanUk David's Deli market from 10 this morning. Bring your own bags. Harvested this morning, you can't get much fresher than that! @jo_a_tonkin @meljgreen @BernadetteFis11 @HerbaceousKent @umbrella_cafe

In case anyone still needs convincing that wipes don’t decompose when you flush them: found this one on the beach yesterday. It had been in the water long enough to grow its own ecosystem. Still intact.

Q U I Z N I G H T Another opportunity to have a great night in and raise funds to help us reopen. We still haven't received anything from Government or Local Council COVID Business grants so your support is really important to us.

Join our #Whitstable action this coming Thursday June 25th. Slow, socially distanced, single-file march from 11am. Details here -

#inactionequalsdeath #TellTheTruth #ActNow

Today, Saturday, Stream Walk community garden 10:00 till 12, selling own grown chemical-free veg and plants. Bring your pennies and your own bags 💚

#whitstable don't forget we have our own 'unpackaged' shop Vita Stores in Harbour St. You can pre-order online, and they offer free home delivery. #shoplocal Use it or lose it!

🚯 A new report by #KeepBritainTidy & @DefraGovUK has revealed 75% of litter is a result of on-the-go drinks consumption.

​‼️ We urgently need a well-designed & comprehensive #DepositReturnScheme to tackle the littering epidemic.

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