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Knowsley council takes action against junk food ads to protect children’s health

There was great news from Knowsley in Liverpool last week where the council became the first in the North West to restrict advertising for junk food (aka HFSS: High Fat, Salt and Sugar food), as reported by Sustain, who have been supporting the council to introduce these new measures. It’s really positive to see that…Continue reading Knowsley council takes action against junk food ads to protect children’s health

A graphic image shows a man with a pram looking at a stack of adverts falling over him as he approaches a park.

Beyond Consumerism – Adfree Cities National Conference 2022

Beyond Consumerism: Reducing the Brain Pollution from AdvertisingNational Conference hosted by Adfree Cities & Badvertising 🗓️ Saturday 14th May 2022, 10am – 5pm📍 Conway Hall, London Catch up on the day with videos and sounds recordings now available here. Are there too many adverts everywhere you look, do they seem to follow you around? It’s…Continue reading Beyond Consumerism – Adfree Cities National Conference 2022

Bristol City Council takes first step in tackling toxic ads

At its Cabinet meeting on 9th March 2021, Bristol City Council adopted a new Advertising and Sponsorship Policy which will apply to adverts under the Council’s direct control, including bus stop screens and billboards on Council land. It includes a ban on ads for junk food, alcohol, gambling, payday loans and adverts in parks. Local…Continue reading Bristol City Council takes first step in tackling toxic ads

Junk food advertising ban in London – could Bristol follow suit?

Adblock Bristol are calling on Bristol Council to take tougher measures against outdoor advertising after London’s Mayor Sadiq Kahn proposed a ban on junk food advertising on its transport network. See Bristol Post article here. Robbie Gillett from Adblock Bristol said, “The moves by the London Mayor are an important first step in acknowledging the…Continue reading Junk food advertising ban in London – could Bristol follow suit?