Plastic-Free Hackney Monthly Pollution Pick

Plastic-Free Hackney Monthly Pollution Pick

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The Princess of Wales

146 Lea Bridge Road


E5 9RB

United Kingdom

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Keep pollution out of our waterways AND get your plastic-free fill ups with TOPUP Truck!

About this event

Plastic-Free Hackney's Monthly Pollution Pick** 🌿

Last Sunday of the Month

From 10am -12pm

Princess of Wales pub car park E5 9RB

Plastic-Free Hackney are delighted to be running our Monthly Pollution Picks once again in 2022!

We are super pleased to be able to guarantee TOPUP TRUCK will be with us every month, so you can reward your local activism with package-free chocolate/porridge/dog biscuits... whatever it is that takes your fancy... at the end of the pollution pick.

As ever, please come dressed in robust outdoor clothes with appropriate footwear (no open toed shoes). Unless it's torrential rain, we will go ahead whatever the weather, so waterproofs are recommended.

Public loos are not readily available. We advise that you 'go' before you arrive ; )

Please do book a ticket in advance of coming to the Pollution Pick - this way we are able to keep track of numbers and know how much equipment we will need.

Our equipment is limited, so please do only book if you know that you're going to come. If plans change we'd be grateful if you could cancel your ticket so we can ensure as many bodies are out there as possible removing the pollution.

**You may notice these events have been reborn as 'Pollution Picks'. The word 'litter' puts the onus on the people who have dropped it, rather than the producers of single-use plastics who are actually responsible for it. After all, if the plastic wasn't wrapping the crisps/water/Haribo there'd be nothing to pick up.

The Plastic-Free Hackney Team x

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How we run Pollution Picks

1. Booking

It's always helpful for us to know who is coming, so please do book a spot in advance. If you're coming as a group, please book for the number of people expected to come

2. PPE

We have hand sanitiser available.

3. Equipment

We will provide litter-pickers, hoops and sacks. Please keep personal belongings to a minimum - you will need to carry them with you. Only bring food and drink if you are also carrying your own hand sanitiser so that you can clean your hands before eating or drinking.

4. Travel

Parking is tricky, we advise using public transport if you can and actively encourage you to walk or cycle!


If you are feeling ill or have symptoms of COVID-19 - please do not attend. With Covid in mind, please be thoughtful as to how others may feel in close proximity to groups of people. Obviously we're all outside, so there is ample ventilation.

6. Departure

Please ensure that you are back at the Princess of Wales by 12pm to return the equipment.

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