The original article is published at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. This article includes data for additional cities. The problem It is not hard to find reasons to dislike some forms of advertising. Among other things, advertising impacts communities by: Conveying sexist stereotypes, which likely increase body dissatisfaction, depression and lower self-esteem among the young public. Fueling social injustice by…Continue reading The environmental impacts of corporate advertising
If you’ve been walking/biking/driving/existing around the streets of Leeds at night, you have definitely come across illuminated ads: either on bus shelters, big digital billboards, simple 6-sheet on the pavements… And have you ever stopped to think how much electricity is wasted on telling you what to buy and how to be? At AdBlock Leeds,…Continue reading The ads in Leeds consume as much electricity as … 3,300 people!
Update: 30th June 2020After 45 objections from the public were received, Bristol City Council have rejected this application. The Notice of Decision states the reasons for refusal were: Harm to amenity.By virtue of increased brightness, prominence, viewing range and resulting increased commercial awareness, the proposed digital advertising display would be harmful to local amenity. This…Continue reading Digital billboard proposed facing M32
Adblock Bristol have been researching the energy waste associated with digital advertising developments. digital Bus stop “6 sheet” adverts After an application to install a double-sided digital advert screen in Central Bristol, we discovered that the unit would use more electricity to power for a full year than 4 homes! Not only is this development…Continue reading The electricity cost of digital adverts