2018, 2019


Hampshire, UK

The Final Straw Solent

Shifting Away from Plastic,
One Business at a Time

Founded in February 2018, The Final Straw Solent has quickly become a force for growing awareness of plastic pollution and eliminating single-use plastics. The organization’s work is focused on its local community in Hampshire, United Kingdom, but also has connections to the broader sailing community.

Final Straw Solent will focus its work on businesses, industry, schools and the local community to not only foster consumer demand for change but also empower businesses to embrace the move away from single-use plastics quickly.

  • Partner with over 500 businesses within the Solent region of the United Kingdom to reduce and eliminate their use of single-use plastic items.
  • Conduct community outreach events and workshops with local schools on plastic pollution and personal behavior change.
  • Initiate community composting in partnership with the Portsmouth Football Club.
  • Assist local yacht clubs, marinas, football clubs, municipal boards, and commissions on how to implement plastic free events.

About Final Straw Solent

Final Straw Solent is working with businesses, schools, events, and individuals to minimize the amount of single-use plastic used on the south coast of the UK, thereby reducing the amount of waste entering the ocean. To date, 250 businesses have changed their use of plastics and become pledged members of The Final Straw Solent.

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