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Single-Use Plastic Free Accreditation Scheme


The problem with plastic is that most of it isn’t biodegradable. It doesn’t rot away, like paper or food waste, but instead it hangs around in the environment for hundreds of years.

 Each year, 400 million tonnes of plastic is produced. 40% of that is single–use plastic that is only used once before it’s thrown into the bin and ends up in our landfills. Once plastic begins to break down, it breaks down into smaller pieces called microplastics, which pollute our waterways and are ingested by wildlife.



As a responsible club, training centre or business, you can get accredited as a Single-Use Plastic Free venue in partnership with The Green Blue and The Final Straw Foundation.

The following organisations have successfully completed accreditation:

The Green Blue / Final Straw Foundation Single Use Plastic Free accreditation badges
The three Single-Use Plastic Free Accreditation badges.


Dell Quay Sailing Club

Emsworth Marina

Emsworth Sailing Club

Freedom Boat Club

Langstone Sailing Club

Marine Resources

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Val Wyatt Marine

If your club, centre or business would like to join the above organisations in demonstrating your commitment to being a single-use plastic free venue, visit finalstrawcertified.org to sign up!


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Plastic bottles on a stony beach



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