North Somerset Council passed a motion on 19th July 2021 to introduce a ‘Low Carbon Advertising Policy’ on the advertising sites it manages. This should see an end to adverts for high carbon industries such as petrol and diesel cars, airlines, airports and fossil fuel companies. North Somerset joins Liverpool and Norwich city councils who…Continue reading North Somerset Council votes to end ads for high carbon products
A greenwashing advert in Wembley Stadium during UEFA Euros 2020 has prompted the latest call for the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to crack down on greenwashing, including at major sporting events. Advertising and sponsorship in sport was brought into the spotlight recently, when Ronaldo raised eyebrows and lowered Coca-Cola’s market value by moving two bottles…Continue reading Airline misleads Euros football fans with pitchside greenwash
“The large electronic form with LED technology and changing images, would be substantially more distracting than the existing numerous print-based advertisements.” More than 230 Bristol residents who objected to a proposed digital screen on Bedminster Down Road were relieved to hear that the ad company’s appeal was dismissed last week. The giant screen, which had been…Continue reading Relief as new digital ad screen at busy Bristol junction is refused at appeal
Norwich City councillors have unanimously voted to limit harmful categories of advertising and sponsorship such as gambling, junk food and environmentally-damaging products. The motion passed at a full council meeting on 29th June 2021. The Labour-run Cabinet is now tasked with scoping options for future implementation. Further campaigning and lobbying of the Council will be…Continue reading Norwich Council votes to limit harmful advertising
After we successfully opposed a new digital billboard on Brixton road in February, billboard company Daylite have submitted a new application with slight aesthetic changes to the display panel to try and get past the local amenity standards. This seems to have been snuck in without linking this application to the previous case – so…Continue reading Rings a bell?
Residents near North Street Green are calling for two huge billboards to be removed. They want to get rid of the big corporate adverts and create a new improved vision for this valued green space, with the local community at its heart. North Street Green is on the border between Bedminster and Southville and makes…Continue reading Better without billboards: residents want North Street Green’s big brand ads to go