Duke of Edinburgh Award Superstar Students!

Welcome to our amazing Duke of Edinburgh volunteers! With our environment facing an unprecedented amount of plastic litter that is choking our oceans and causing untold dangers to wildlife, we at the Final Straw Foundation know just how important it is to keep this waste off our streets, beaches and parks. This is where we…

35 Year Old Crisp Packet Found During Beach Clean

We often find interesting items on our beach cleans, and our latest clean-up on Hayling Island had it’s own little surprise in store. Aside from the huge amount of microplastics, cotton bud sticks and plastic nurdles washed up in the recent storms, we found two items of food packaging that dated back over 30 years!…

First Beach Clean of 2019!

On Sunday 6th January we held our first beach clean of 2019. It was a bit of an impromptu event, as we had been informed earlier in the week by one of our regular volunteers that unfortunately someone had let off plastic confetti cannons by the beach down by the Ferryboat Pub on Hayling Island….

All hail the Nurdle Trommel!

Nurdle… Trommel… Yes, those are real words! In case you haven’t come across them before, nurdles are small plastic pellets about the size of a lentil. They are used to make nearly all the plastic products that you buy and see in shops, at home and at work. Countless billion are used each year, and…

Easter Weekend Beach Clean Success!

On Easter Saturday, the 30th March 2018, we hosted our second official beach clean up on The Hayling Billy Trail! We encouraged support through our social media channels and by word of mouth throughout the local area. People came from local villages and towns, with a few people travelling over from Southampton to help. We…