Plastic-free lunchbox swaps – how to be green on the go

Lunchtime can be a tricky one for single-use disposable plastics. It’s all too easy to grab individually packaged treats wrapped in layers of plastic over more sustainable options. We know that cost and convenience are paramount when packing a lunchbox and neither of those should be sacrificed for a more sustainable snack. Here are our…

Upcoming Beach Cleans & Events for 2023

Looking to join a beach clean? That’s awesome! Want to know about our additional events planned for the year? Check them out here! Find out about and sign up for our upcoming events and beach cleans here. We use Eventbrite for our beach cleans so that we can keep a tab on numbers and know…

The truth about compostable plastics

By Hannah Cooper, Final Straw Foundation Intern Compostable plastics are everywhere, from plastic bags to cups and straws. It’s great that we are seeing alternatives to fossil fuel-based plastic but compostables may not be the saving grace that they seem. Do they really break down at all? What happens in the ‘real environment’? Do they…

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…

EA and Solent Forum launch new Solent Plastics Pollution Hub

We are pleased to be featured in the new Solent Plastics Pollution information hub, launched by the Environment Agency and independent coastal partnership, the Solent Forum. The web-based resource features guidance for new and existing groups, including group links, information on borrowing equipment, litter recycling and disposal, and local initiatives. Litter pickers can also join…