A globally renown firm, based in Farlington, that provide a life time guarantee on all their domestic lamps, and go out of their way to source parts even for older models. They are currently mapping their plastic usage, and have reduced it by 70% during lockdown.
Final Straw Foundation, also known as Final Straw Solent, is a registered UK charity working with local communities and businesses to highlight the impact of plastic pollution. It aims to minimise the amount of plastic entering our local seas and wider oceans.
Plastic Free Portsmouth is part of Surfers Against Sewage’s network of communities across the UK who are tackling single use plastic. They work with local businesses, the council and community groups to remove throwaway plastic from our daily lives and organisations.
Every month people who are interested in environmental issues meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organising network.
Repair Cafe Portsmouth is a free event where people who need items repairing are put in contact with people who have the skills to repair them. The items can include: clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery and toys. Items are repaired for free but donations are encouraged.
The SCT vision is that heritage buildings be brought back into sustainable, productive use for the benefit of the community. It is a non-profit organisation that operates under the principle of the Circular Economy.
The Trash Cafe is a network of ‘pay as you feel’ cafes / shops that include hampers available for collection in Portsmouth and Gosport. Their aim is to save good food from going to waste. Customers decide the value of the food by paying in time, cash, skills or item donations.
Tweedy Clothing is an independent 'slow fashion' label that provides sustainable and ethical clothing. They use skilled adult workers who are paid fairly in great conditions, source recycled, natural or vegan fabrics and reuse any returned stock and offcuts.
UK flyers is a local printing company that also delivers flyers and posters. They have recently secured funding from the Council’s workplace sustainable travel fund for an e-cargo bike and pool bike. Their standard flyer stock is FSC certified and any paper used is recycled locally.
Zero Waste Portsmouth is a group that aims to bring awareness around responsible consumption. They run workshops, and other events about how to live more sustainably, and have an active Facebook group of over 1000 members.