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
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
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
With local elections coming up on 5th May 2022, we have the perfect opportunity to get advertisements on the political agenda. Find out if there is a local election happening near you here. You can then contact your local political parties to get the contact details of all the candidates for the election or search…Continue reading Use local elections to get advertising on the political agenda!
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
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