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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 Hackney Council after a successfull borough-led Zero Waste Week.

 

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. Autumn River Clean – Plastic Free Hackney and Surfers Against Sewage

    October 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Sustainability Awareness Day

    November 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Plastic Free Hackney – Litter Pick

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Round Chapel Christmas Market

    November 29 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Latest News

Small actions can be a rebellious act against climate change

It’s been an exciting week for rebels with the Global Climate Strike kicking off last Friday. We saw four million people(!!) in over 150 countries taking to the streets for Mother Earth. On Monday, Greta Thunberg addressed the UN’s Climate Action Summit and fiercely told world leaders, “We will not let you get away with […]

Litter Pick for Recycling Week

Join Plastic-Free Hackney for our September litter pick! We’re excited to be holding September’s litter pick in collaboration with Hackney Council, as part of Recycle Week. Picking up other people’s trash might not sound like much of a way to spend your Sunday morning, but it is surprisingly rewarding. Climate breakdown and plastic pollution can […]

Low Cost and Plastic-Free Products Workshop

A special thanks to Hackney Council for providing us with the resources to host our first Workshop! This workshop focused on providing residents with the means to make their own Cleaning products and Toiletries. The added benefit is that they’re all low-cost (much cheaper than you will find in any supermarket in Hackney) and low […]