Evidence of microplastics carrying pathogens in our oceans

By Hannah Cooper, Final Straw Foundation Intern The dangers of microplastics to the marine environment are no stranger to us. From choking and starving marine life, to becoming entangled in habitats and creatures themselves. But could a new-found threat from microplastics pose a wider concern to both lives on land and at sea? A new…

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…

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…

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…