In recent weeks as lockdown has eased, London has seen an increase in littering across streets, parks and other public spaces. Adding to the usual plastic bottles and cans is discarded PPE waste such as disposable face masks and latex gloves. Not only are these an eyesore, but in most instances this type of rubbish poses a threat to wildlife, particularly when it ends up in our waterways.

Litter Pick

So, after a long hiatus we have teamed up with recycling company First Mile to hold our first litter pick in what seems like forever! And judging from recent walks along the canal it is very much needed…

We would love you all to join us for a physically-distanced litter pick to raise awareness and help clean up our local green spaces that we think we can all agree were a welcome reprieve during these past few months.

Participants should meet outside The Princess of Wales pub in Hackney at 2pm on Friday 21st August. All are all welcome! (children under 18 will need to be supervised by an adult).

Please help us all to keep safe by wearing face coverings and adhering to physical-distancing guidelines.

We will provide sacks, litter pickers, disposable gloves and hand sanitiser.


Princess of Wales pub E5 9RB
Friday 21 August 2-4pm

For more information and to register click here!

Door-to-door Plastic-Free Shopping


Making sure that shopping plastic-free just got that much easier is Topup Truck

Not just any old milk float; Topup Truck will deliver to your area a host of zero waste and plastic free goodies - from laundry liquid to chocolate treats, their range has been specially selected to help you convert your pantry from plastic hell to minimal sustainable perfection…

Topup Truck are currently touring the streets of E5, E8 and E9 - Check out their Instagram stories @topuptruck for details of where to find them, or just keep an eye out.

But you can also book them for FREE! If you've got a parking space or know a good spot nearby, let them know, tell your neighbours, and they'll come to you.

We think this is an absolute game changer and to introduce you to them they will be pitching up near the Princess of Wales on Friday during and after the litter pick so do bring a few jars to pick up supplies without the plastic!

We really look forward to seeing some of you this Friday at the litter pick.


Bettina, Daisy and the Plastic-Free Hackney Team x

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