Welcome to Plastic-Free Hackney!

We are a campaign group aiming to eliminate single-use plastics in the borough. We want to inspire and engage our local businesses, schools, community organisations and the Council to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics. We are hoping to share with you our journey and introduce you to local heroes and initiatives so you can feel empowered in making your own changes in going plastic-free!

Our recent litter-pick was collaborated with Surfers Against Sewage's Big Spring Beach Clean

Plastic-Free Hackney's Big Spring Clean

Local Hackney Zero-Waste Initiatives

There are many organisations in Hackney to help residents reduce their single-use plastic. The Hackney Zero-Waste Initiatives are a list of companies and non-profit organisations aiming to help cut down on daily waste. If your organisation would like to be added, please contact us.



Upcoming Events

  1. Plastic Free Hackney – Litter Pick & Urban Rewilding Project

    September 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Zero Waste Week

    September 2 - September 8
  3. Make Your Own Low Cost Cleaning Product Workshop

    September 2 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
  4. Make Your Own Low-Cost Toiletries

    September 3 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 pm
  5. Make Your Own Low Cost Cleaning Product Workshop

    September 4 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 pm

Latest News

Starting our Planting Projects

Alongside helping to reduce plastic pollution entering the environment through events like litter-picks, Plastic-Free Hackney’s 2019 Mission Statement highlights the importance of increasing biodiversity in the local community. Previously we have hosted events to plant trees along the River Lea Navigation Canal and are once again teaming up with the Canal and River Trust to bring a wildlife project along […]

Plastic Free Hackney featured in The Times: Urban warriors rescue wildlife from a tide of plastic rubbish

Written by Kaya Burgess As traffic roars by on a bridge overhead, a cormorant stands on the banks of the River Lea and stoops down to chomp at a pile of discarded polystyrene. On this urban waterway in the heart of hipster Hackney, a group of fashionable Londoners is fishing Walkers crisp packets, Capri Sun […]

Sustainability Awareness Day – 17 November 2018

Amazing day spent at the Hackney Council Sustainability Awareness Day talking to residents about how they can reduce their personal plastic consumption and the campaign in general. It was really encouraging to hear the views of a diverse range of residents who all were aware of the issues of plastics and looking to make changes […]