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Light Bulb Moment… From Design to Market – Part of the Big Sustainability Expo

28th October @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

£24 – £30

Time 07:30 – 09:00

Join us for networking and an informal breakfast of bacon butties before joining the free Big Sustainability Expo event (optional and book via Eventbrite 09.30 registration).

Hear from Alex Bruce, a local young entrepreneur who brought his Turtle Straws to market in May 2018 following and spurred on by Blue Planet II and the viral video of a Turtle with a straw in its nose. He came up with Turtle Straws a single use straw alternative that he saw bars and restaurants being able to get behind.

In 2019  Turtle Straws supplied 2 million Straws in over 35 countries. Alex also has a passion for learning as much as he can about climate change and the effect plastic pollution is having on it. Educating and helping people understand the minefield of waste reduction as well as supplying as many planet friendly straws as possible are his two main missions.

His plan now is to improve his processes and make Turtle Straws a recognisable brand first in Hampshire and then the rest of the UK. A fascinating and inspirational story.

Following breakfast Hampshire Chamber Members are invited to join others at the Big Green Expo for the most powerful argument for best business practice in the region. With a focus on Environmental and Facilities Management, the Expo attracts large organisations from the public and private sector as well as SME’s from across the UK.

This event, is a pre-breakfast briefing event to the Big Sustainability Expo. This event will be held in the 1885 suite at Southampton Football Club.

To book for the Hampshire Chamber networking and informal breakfast, please use the ticket options below, or email

To book for the Expo, please visit Eventbrite.


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28th October
7:30 am - 9:00 am
£24 – £30
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Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
01329 242420


Southampton Football Club
Southampton Football Club, Britannia Road
Southampton, SO14 5FP United Kingdom
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