Two Students. One Mission.
The Final Straw Somerset was founded in February 2019 by two sixth form students, Phoebe and Ellie. They both felt that the issue of plastic pollution was too important to ignore. Instead they decided to try to make an impact in their local county of Somerset by campaigning to ban the use of all plastic straws. After the success of this campaign, the plan is to now promote the importance of correctly recycling and refusing pointless single-use plastics. The girls were inspired by an existing organisation founded in Cornwall by 'Action Nan' Pat Smith.