The Chewing Gum Action Group last week launched its new national campaign with a 'gum forest' outside London's Willesden Green tube station. After research suggested that people’s likelihood of dropping gum is influenced by perception of how natural a space is, CGAG set up the example of rural woodland in a contrasting urban space to prompt people to change their attitude to dropping gum – no matter where they are. After a day outside the station, the forest was divided up between a number of community gardens in the local area.
The London Borough of Brent is one of 44 local authorities and partners from across the UK taking part in this year’s CGAG campaign, displaying campaign materials on poster sites, monitoring gum litter and running Gum Forest creative activations.
Coca-Cola Great Britain has launched an advertising campaign made entirely out of its 100 per cent recyclable packaging to encourage more people to recycle. The 'Love Story' ad, which premiered at prime time on Channel 4 on Saturday evening, used more than 1,500 Coca-Cola products and will now continue on cinema, digital and social media channels throughout the summer.
As festival season gets into full swing, with Glastonbury, Wireless and Reading & Leeds all coming up, behaviour change charity Hubbub has produced some tips for keeping your festival experience as sustainable, waste-free and cheap as possible.
A partnership between beer manufacturer Corona and anti-plastic pollution network Parley for the Oceans has unveiled a plan to protect 100 islands around the world from ocean plastic pollution by 2020, with the support of a number of celebrities including actor Chris Hemsworth.
Lidl has become the latest supermarket to partner with an app to find charities to redistribute its surplus food to, following Marks & Spencers in signing up to social platform Neighbourly. Here's the difference such a partnership makes.
To kick off Sky's Ocean Rescue campaign, the company has produced a special report looking at how bad the plastic pollution of marine environments has become and what effect it is having on ecosystems and coastal communities.
Biffa has released a video as part of its #StopDROPS (Driving Recklessly on Pavements) showing some of the 30,000 instances of motorists mounting pavements to get around collection vehicles every month.
Jože Gregorič, Project Manager at Snaga, the company that manages waste and resource in Ljubljana, gave the 2016 Resource Association's summer lecture, explaining how the Slovenian capital has spent the last 10 years building high participation in separate collection, utilising ‘radical approaches’ to communications and significantly lowering residual waste per capita. In 2010, Slovenia repor
Eco packaging firm Vegware has released a short film offering a solution to the problem of coffee cups recycling in the UK. Under 1 in 400 disposable cups are recycled, with 7 million sent to landfill daily, as highlighted by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s War on Waste.
WRAP has released a video to illustrate the findings of its 'Food Futures' report, which concludes that the UK food industry must take a 'business unusual' approach in order to create a sustainable market for the next ten years.
High street retailer H&M has launched its first ever Global Change Award, giving five ideas focussing on closing the fashion loop the opportunity to receive part of a €1 million (£726,000) funding pot.
Plans for one of the alternatives to the controversial Javelin Park incinerator in Gloucestershire have been outlined by the Community R4C group in a video, narrated by Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud.
Croydon Council is calling on members of the public to help identify two men caught on film fly-tipping in Croydon.
Anyone with information on the fly-tipping incident, or any other illegal dumping of waste in the Croydon area, should contact the council’s dedicated fly-tipping hotline on 020 8604 7000 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Businesses and individuals across the country are being urged to roll up their sleeves this weekend and take part in Community Clear Up Day on Saturday 21 March 2015.
Community Clear Up Day is a ‘national spring clean’ campaign, led by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).