An image of Cardiff Castle (Castell Caerdydd) on a sunny day

Success for ‘ethical advertising’ in Cardiff

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

Taking fuel off the fire: Challenging fossil advertising & greenwash in Devon

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

Two women walk past a bus stop as screen displaying the complained of HSBC ad.

We won against HSBC’s greenwash ads, but what now?

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?