10 Ways You Can Look After the Planet This Summer!

By Hannah Cooper, Final Straw Foundation Intern With the days getting longer and the temperatures rising, it’s safe to say that summer is definitely upon us. But how can we make sure that we are looking after the planet as much as possible whilst enjoying the sun? We have put together a list of 10…

New ‘Borrow Brew’ scheme launching in Emsworth!

We are excited to announce the launch of a new ‘Borrow Brew’ scheme in Emsworth, where our charity is based. It is estimated that in the UK, we use 7 million disposable coffee cups every day. We’ll let that sink in for a minute. 7 million A DAY. This monstrous mountain of waste is an…

Where Does My Recycling Go?

By Guest Blogger, Beth Raffell Recycling has been a growing hot topic since the production and consumption of plastic skyrocketed after large-scale production began in the 1950s. In the UK alone, an estimated five million tonnes of plastic are used every year with nearly half of it being used for packaging. The government has made…

The Fight for Fairer Fashion

By Guest Blogger, Tom Maclaren Fast fashion has captivated consumers around the globe for many years. This buzz phrase can be described as a method of design, manufacture and marketing of clothing that seeks to deliver large amounts of ‘on-trend’ clothing as cheaply as possible. Whilst at first glance this seems beneficial to buyers and…

New study highlights microplastics in our blood

By Guest Blogger, Tom Maclaren A study by Dutch scientists at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University Medical Centre has revealed microplastics in the bloodstream of just under 80% of their volunteer blood donors, as reported in the national and international press. Microplastics are what you’d imagine them to be – tiny plastic particles,…