Boomerang Bags reducing the use of single-use plastic bags

We are incredibly excited to be rolling out the ‘Boomerang Bag’ scheme in our home town of Emsworth, and are hoping that it will spread all along the Solent region! Boomerang Bags are made up by local people with off cuts of material and left in shops for shoppers to borrow and bring back when…

Last orders!

We only have a few of our discounted Chilly’s water bottles available, so if you want one you need to order soon! We have neon yellow 500ml and the larger 750ml pastel green bottles left. You can order yours here: https://finalstrawsolent.fws.store/product/fss-reusable-chillys-water-bottle Thanks!

Read all about it! Our first six monthly newsletter is online now!

It’s been such a busy six months for us here at the Final Straw Solent. Beach cleans, schools outreach, beach cleans, meeting with councils and key local stakeholders – you can read a summary of it all in the document below. A huge thanks to EACH and EVERY person, business and community group that has…

Eastney Clean-Up 25th August 2018

We were recently made aware of a big old mess around the Eastney section of shoreline in Portsmouth. The amounts of litter, dumping and pollution looked absolutely shocking, so this area is our next target in our series of beach cleans. You can find full details on the event listing linked to our Facebook page…

Nurdles and Cotton Bud Sticks…

Sunday 12th August 2018 saw our seventh big beach clean-up, this time on Hayling Island near the Ferryboat Pub. The weather looked pretty dodgy but we went ahead anyway and about 40 superhero volunteers turned up! Straight away, we noticed that the level of microplastics (bits of plastic smaller than about 5cm) was incredibly high….