Adblock Lambeth’s ‘Day of Action’ was a great success….Continue reading Adblock Lambeth’s ‘Day of Action’ was a great success – but a worrying sign of things to come…
Advertising fossil fuel companies is toxic and wrong. And adverts for Shell have recently been officially banned for greenwashing, joining the ranks of many other polluters who cannot be trusted to advertise responsibly. We urgently need a tobacco-style ban on adverts for fossil fuel companies – can you write to your MP to ask them to…Continue reading Write to your MP: Ban high carbon ads
Back in November 2022, we wrote up details of a meeting held between volunteers from Adblock Cardiff, supported by our friends at Adfree Cities, and Cardiff Council’s cabinet member for strategic planning. We had requested the meeting with Cllr. Dan De’ath to set out our case for why unnecessary, wasteful and environmentally-damaging public advertising should…Continue reading Success for ‘ethical advertising’ in Cardiff
Public meeting: Taking fuel off the fire– Challenging fossil advertising & greenwash in Devon Monday 20th March 2023, 7pm – 8.30pm Adfree Cities, Adblock Exeter and Darren Cullen (Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives) joined a panel event to discuss how councils can control high carbon advertising, and promote positive, creative alternatives for more vibrant public spaces….Continue reading Taking fuel off the fire: Challenging fossil advertising & greenwash in Devon
Hot on the heels of a very positive recent meeting between Adblock Cardiff and CardiffCouncil (with very welcome support from our colleagues at Adfree Cities), the group havehad a chance to object to a real-life example of unnecessary and wasteful public advertising. Clear Channel UK recently applied to erect a new advertising screen as part…Continue reading Bus stops don’t need ad screens!
In October 2022, we celebrated a major win against greenwash advertising by HSBC bank when our complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) was upheld. In a landmark ruling, the ASA agreed with Adfree Cities and 44 other complainants that the ads were misleading for consumers – a world first regarding environmental claims made by…Continue reading We won against HSBC’s greenwash ads, but what now?