What's On

Plastic Free Poplar: Community Meet-Up

Do you live or work in Poplar and want to live more sustainably with less plastic? Join these friendly plastic free living workshops and become part of this ambitious local eco-project for a greener Poplar.

What to expect

Join the Sunny Jar Eco Hub team for a series of five, free monthly workshops, sharing practical tools and ideas to reduce single use plastic and live more sustainably. Topics include Natural Cleaning, Upcycling and Plastic Free cooking. These workshops are for those who would like to learn tips on saving money, are concerned about plastic pollution and the impact on your health, and you would like to help increase awareness in your community.

Participants need to live or work in Poplar and be able to attend the majority of the sessions. Part of the workshop will involve gathering ideas on what our community can do to reduce single use plastic pollution. Children welcome but please notify us before hand so we can ensure there are enough materials available on the craft table.

May’s Meet Up

This month we’ll get crafty and share how we can use the art of decoupage to give a new life to plastic bottles, tubs or anything else you fancy.
Decoupage is an easy and relaxing activity where the whole family can get stuck in. Paper and glue will be provided but bring something to upcycle (Pringles packet, plastic bottles or cartons, tins, jars, old reusable coffee cups… ). We will also upcycle Poplar Bakehouse jam jars into beautiful vases for the café’s tables.

June’s Meet Up 

In June, we’ll share tips to reduce plastic in the bathroom and have a go at making some plastic free toiletries. Come with a couple of clean empty jars to carry your products home. We will make a body scrub, some bath salts and all natural deodorant.

About Plastic Free Poplar Campaign & Sunny Jar Eco Hub

Sunny Jar is a community organisation founded by local residents, Maud and Linda, who wanted to make sustainable living easy and accessible to everyone. They are running Plastic Free Poplar, a community led project aiming at reducing single use plastics in and around Chrisp Street market area over the next two years.

The project is part of Just FACT, a collaborative project building a fair food system and reducing carbon emissions in Tower Hamlet.

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Plastic free poplar, sustainability, Poplar Union, climate change, zero waste, meet up, sustainable living, sunny jar eco hub, cop 26 Sunny Jar Eco Hub

Sat 18 June 10am-11am

Age range: 12+

Book Tickets