Aiming to reduce single use plastic in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Eliminating #singleuseplastic #Whitstable. First Plastic Free community in Kent. Working with @sascampaigns Surfers Against Sewage. #refill #reuse #recycle
Or use one of the Whitstable cups if here! Pay £1 deposit & return to any cafe in town who are participating for your deposit back @FreeWhitstable #whitstablecup https://twitter.com/canterburycc/status/1229806447782961152
Did you know that only 1 in 400 coffee cups are recycled in the UK? 😱
So why not follow Betty and George’s lead and take your own reusable cup on outings? You could help save hundreds of coffee cups from being thrown away!
Excellent work to reduce #singleuseplastic with the #whitstableCup
Our Year 7 eco-group pupils on duty today to ensure pupils use the 'refill station' rather than single-use bottles
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.
*New* guidance on compostable packaging @FreeMedway @FreeHerne @plasticfreefav
Our new #UKPlasticsPact guidance on #compostable #plastic #packaging will help businesses make more informed choices. Compostable plastic is no silver bullet for solving plastic pollution, but there are some key uses where it can be helpful. https://bit.ly/2uqAP2N
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
*NEW* in #Whitstable Vita Stores in Harbour St, 'reduce reuse refill' store. Take your own bags and containers.
Reduce waste, and save yourself some money - Repair!
This Saturday, Whitstable Repair Cafe returns to @umbrellacentre from 10am-12pm! Bring along your broken household items and we'll do our best to fix! https://www.facebook.com/events/432849307387232/
Updated website with added #whitstablecup joy #whitstable #refill #lessplastic
Whitstable Calais Solidarity Vols supporting #whitstablecup at the Farmers Market - ridding Whitstable of single use plastics
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 http://whitstablecup.org.uk
We're really pleased that the wonderful @farmandharper are participating in the #WhitstableCup where you can borrow a takeaway cup and return to any participating cafe #choosetoreuse
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 http://whitstablecup.org.uk 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!