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Plastic Free Peckham

Funded on Spacehive 14 November 2019 Delivered 12 June 2021

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Plastic Free Peckham

Plastic Free Peckham

Laura Ford By Laura Ford

A community campaign to educate local residents about plastic pollution and empowering locals to clean up community spaces, working with schools, local businesses, community groups and the council.

Southwark Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 14 Nov 2019!

Plastic Free Peckham is a community group planning to work with local residents and small business owners to reduce the plastic pollution in our local area, informing and empowering the local community to make more sustainable choices. We propose to educate local business owners about the impact of plastic pollution on local spaces and more globally, and help them to make more informed choices. We also plan to deliver assemblies in schools to raise awareness of these issues and drive behaviour change in young people, and propose to organise monthly community clean up events in the local area as a way of engaging people in this issue and affecting a real change in our local environment. This will create civic pride and boost behaviour change in local communities. We will also lobby the local council whenever possible to encourage more sustainable choices across Southwark.

What we'll deliver:

  • Reduction in plastic used by local business
  • Community events that drive awareness and behaviour change and promote community cohesion
  • Raised awareness in young people about the importance of clean oceans

Why it's a great idea:

Plastics have been found in their air that we breath, the food that we eat and the water we drink. Approximately 80% of ocean litter is plastic, and it is thought to be in the stomachs of 1 in 4 fish. Although it is an amazing material in some ways and useful in certain contexts, we need to rethink how we use plastic, how long for, and what happens to it when it's thrown away. This can be achieved through education and increased plastic free choices for consumers. Our project will both educate people through events and schools, but will also provide increased plastic free options for local people through local business. We'll also have an impact on making local spaces cleaner, and providing events for community members to engage and unify on this issue. Our community clean up events, with opportunities for local volunteers, in local green spaces and urban areas will encourage people to spend time outside and increase their sense of civic duty and community spirit.

Steps to get it done:

  • Monthly community clean ups x 6
  • School assemblies x 10
  • Local businesses engaged x 10

We will also make five volunteering positions available to members of the local community to work with us on school sessions or approaches to local businesses.

Location Southwark

About the space



London Borough of Southwark

How will the money be spent?Total £1,859

4 x advertising space - awareness raising - £500 (27%)
50 branded reusable water bottles - awareness raising - £484 (26%)
200 FSC certified pin badges - £325 (17%)
50 printed pin on linen squares - £150 (8%)
website hosting - £130 (7%)
32 litter pickers - £94 (5%)
72 pairs litter picking gloves - £39 (2%)
1 x first aid kit - £17 (1%)
6 x sharps boxes - £17 (1%)
Other - £105 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

4 x advertising space - awareness raising
50 branded reusable water bottles - awareness raising
200 FSC certified pin badges
50 printed pin on linen squares
website hosting
32 litter pickers
72 pairs litter picking gloves
1 x first aid kit
6 x sharps boxes
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • 1) Increased advertising 2) Publicity materials and stand for events 3)Venue hire and catering for awareness raising events.

Total £1,859

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