Create Your Own Final Straw2019-03-10T22:44:00+00:00

CREATE YOUR OWN FINAL STRAW

Our mission is to make Cornwall the first plastic straw free county in the UK, thereby protecting our coast and wildlife.

Do you want to take action and set up a Final Straw in your area? Then look no further, we can help get you set up! We have everything from logo’s for you to adapt, resources and some top tips to get you started.

Some top tips for setting up your own Final Straw:

  • Look into setting up as a Community Interest Company (CIC) and appoint a Treasurer
  • Set up a bank account, have at least 3 signatories for cheques and better still, online banking
  • Decide on a Co-Ordinator and gather a list of key volunteers
  • Create your area’s logo
  • Create social media pages/accounts for Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
  • Link with other Final Straw groups and pages on social and don’t forget to tag them on posts
  • If you can get a local company to create a website for you that would be brilliant!
  • Canvas some local businesses for support to buy window stickers, printing, flyers, display merchandise for exhibitions etc
  • Finally, get businesses to join and give up plastic straws! We have a list of suppliers below and you may source local companies near you that would provide alternative paper straws for those businesses that need to have the option available. You will find the sign up form below but please feel free to amend it accordingly for your local area
  • Thank the businesses for their support across your social media platforms!
  • Attending events to create awareness is also hugely beneficial

A final straw logo for you to display in your business to show you are supporting the campaign.

Useful Hashtags!

#finalstraw

#laststraw

#plasticfree

#strawssuck

#saveouroceans

#cleanbeaches

#noplanetb

#plasticfreeliving

#sustainable

#circulareconomy

Are you a volunteer helping businesses to go plastic straw free?

Download our form to get them to join Final Straw and declare their commitment to no longer serve or supply plastic straws.

Download our flyer for useful information about the Final Straw Cornwall campaign for your staff and customers.

Suggested introduction letter to request businesses make the switch from plastic to paper straws.

Biodegradable and compostable plastics are not the magic solution to the tide of plastic pollution threatening our oceans. Read why by clicking the link below!

Want to find out more about what you can do to reduce your plastic consumption and how to help our planet? Then read some of these interesting articles via some useful links we have compiled.

We are delighted to have the support of some wonderful paper straw suppliers; many of whom provide discounts for Final Straw Cornwall members.

See our list of recommended paper straw suppliers to use and join the movement!

“Knowledge is the key to many solutions – once people realise the problem and the bulb in their brain lights up, they can be inspired to take action, feel good about themselves and tell others.” Pat Smith

Trusted Partners

There is strength in numbers and there are many other closely aligned organisations and campaigns working tirelessly to make a better world and supporting Final Straw Cornwall, so collaboration is a huge part of reaching our main goal. Thank you to you all!

Help Us Make Cornwall Plastic Straw Free

If you have any questions for the Final Straw Cornwall team, please contact us.