PLASTIC FREE PECKHAM
TOWARDS A CLEANER LOCAL ENVIRONMENT AND A GREENER PLANET.
WHO WE ARE
Part of the Plastic Free Communities network with Surfers Against Sewage
We are a volunteer group of local residents, working with Peckham schools, businesses and Southwark Council to rid our community of single use plastic.
8,000,000 pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans every day, and 80% of this comes from land-based sources: the cities and towns where many of us live, work and buy plastic packaged items every day. We’re working to reduce the amount of plastic we all rely on so much. It’s not about removing all plastic from our lives. It’s about kicking our addiction to avoidable single-use plastic, and changing the system that produces it.
We're part of a network of 800 communities around the UK working to remove single use plastic at source, by educating local school communities and small businesses about the impacts of plastic, and other options available to them. Our parent charity, Surfers Against Sewage, is also working to remove single use plastic at its source, by lobbying government and chain supermarkets.
WHAT WE DO
We are working with a growing pool of local businesses to become Plastic Free Champions and remove or replace three items of single use plastic from their business. We work with businesses to map plastic use and produce an action plan.
Our 20 minute school assembly includes a short film about plastic pollution and how important a clean ocean is to our planet. Our presentation is full of facts and figures about plastic pollution, and tips for how we can all reduce our environmental impact.
CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED
26th November 2021
The team behind Plastic Free Peckham has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new project: Sustainable Peckham will work with local businesses to reduce their impact on the local environment. This funding will support the team to tackle local issues like waste on our high streets, poor air quality and carbon emissions. The fund is open until 7th December and the Aviva Climate Fund will match donations up to £50 so please donate if you can and share widely!
AWARD WIN FOR PLASTIC FREE PECKHAM
22nd October 2021
We are delighted to announce that Plastic Free Peckham is the winner of the Sustainable Green Investment Award, sponsored by Land Sec, at the Southwark Business Resilience Awards 2021. In an exciting virtual awards ceremony hosted by broadcaster Fayon Dixon, Laura received the award and thanked all our volunteers and people that voted for us, and said that to have all the work we do recognised in this difficult year is really special. Plastic Free Peckham was nominated alongside some brilliant local business doing great things, which makes winning even more poignant.