Preventing Plastic Pollution Community and Business Workshop – River Medway

Preventing Plastic Pollution Community and Business Workshop – River Medway

Event Description: Join us for workshop at Tonbridge Castle for anyone wanting to reduce their single-use plastic either in their community or local business. We will discuss ways we can reduce single-use plastic and how we can protect the River Medway from plastic pollution! This event is part of the Preventing Plastic Pollution project – – which is about preventing plastic pollution in our rivers with the help of data and volunteer action!

Refreshments, tea coffee and cake will be provided.

Event Timings:

  • 6.45pm Registration and refreshments
  • 7pm Start of the workshop
  • 9pm End of the workshop

Location: The workshop is being held at Tonbridge Castle in one of the Chamber Rooms at 6.45pm. You can find the exact location HERE.  The closest train station is Tonbridge Station HERE and parking can be found at Upper Castle Field Car Park (Long Stay) HERE.

What to bring: We will provide all the resources needed for this event – but please bring along your own reusable mug for refreshments. We will provide tea, coffee and cake during the workshop.

Covid precautions: Please do not attend this event if you, or a member of your household, has any symptoms of covid-19.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – please rsvp using the button below and complete the form to secure your spot. If the event is already fully booked then please sign yourself up to the waiting list and we’ll be in touch if a space becomes available. You must register to attend this event. We will unfortunately have to cancel if we do not receive enough sign ups so please make sure you register (and bring others along with you)! Booking will close 3pm Friday 3rd March 2023. 

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  • Find out more information,
  • Cancel your space if you can no longer make it.

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Tips for a sustainable holiday season

In an effort to improve the environment we live in, Preventing Plastic Pollution, one of SERT’s ambitious primary projects, focuses on reducing single-use plastic on the River Medway as part of a much wider effort across both France and England.

At this festive time of year, being aware of reducing our plastic waste is something everyone can – and should – take a moment to think about.

We asked staff at the South East Rivers Trust for their ideas and top tips for creating an environmentally friendly and sustainable holiday season, and below are their thoughts and recommendations.

Sign up for our Plastic-Free Community Action Plan

The South East Rivers Trust has launched a new scheme to encourage groups to protect rivers from plastic, by cutting their reliance on single-use items. It is called the Community Action Plan and is part of our Preventing Plastic Pollution project. Below, Hannah Dry, our Plastics Project Officer, outlines the concept and how you can get involved.

Sign up to be a River Guardian on River Medway

Residents living close to the Medway and its tributaries are being called on to take action against plastic pollution by joining a new River Guardians Team with the South East Rivers Trust (SERT). 

The waterways charity, which is providing free River Guardian kits, is asking people to adopt their local stretch of river and carry out regular litter picks alongside the banks to keep the water plastic free.

Equipment includes a litter picker, hoop, gloves and first bag, as well as information on how to report other issues affecting the river such as pollution.