At What Cost? The impacts of advertising and consumerism on human, community and planetary well-being

This comprehensive advocacy guide reveals how advertising promotes excessive and unhealthy consumption, indirectly causes climate and ecological degradation, and directly and indirectly impacts human rights.

The report also highlights a currently missed opportunity – using the international human rights framework to advocate against advertising and consumerism.

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Too close for comfort – A look into the Advertising Standards Authority and the case for more controls on advertising

This hard-hitting report analyses data on complaints to the ASA, revealing that only 22% of complained-about adverts are investigated and only 2% upheld. The ASA’s rules are set by ad industry insiders.

Adfree Cities makes the case for an independent regulator that is transparent, involves the public in decision making, and can enforce stronger rules – e.g. on the environmental impact of adverts.

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