Newham Council works with environmental charity Hubbub to raise awareness of the impact of smoking litter

New research from environmental charity Hubbub reveals just over 1 in 4 smokers (28%) are aware that cigarette butts are made from plastic. Of the 1,500 smokers surveyed by Censuswide, over a third (36%) mistakenly think cigarette butts contain cotton wool when in fact the white fluffy material is made from a type of plastic (cellulose acetate) which once smoked, can release thousands of chemicals. Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world and cause serious damage to the environment by leaching out toxic chemicals over a number…

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Hubbub and Starbucks® unveil winners of over £1m fund to trial solutions to reduce single-use food and beverage packaging

Environmental charity Hubbub and Starbucks have announced the winners of the Bring It Back Fund, created to fund innovative new solutions and systems for sustainable packaging in the food and beverage industry. Following a competitive application process which launched in May, the Bring It Back Fund has increased to £1.4 million to ensure six innovative reuse solutions can be piloted across the UK with the first project launching in the next few months. Each pilot project will tackle a different way to test and learn how to shift people’s habits…

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Bristol’s Binning – giant wave sculpture kickstarts campaign to reduce litter on the streets of Bristol

Further action is being taken to help reduce the amount of litter on Bristol’s streets. From Wednesday 2 November new eye-catching bins, cigarette butt voting bins, and targeted messaging will encourage people not to leave litter behind when enjoying the city and its harbour. In partnership with Bristol Waste and Bristol City Council, environmental charity Hubbub is launching the ‘Bristol’s Binning’ campaign to help reduce the amount of litter on Bristol’s streets and stop it travelling into the harbour and out to sea, contributing to the ocean plastic crisis. Two…

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Virgin Media O2 and Hubbub’s Tech Fund helps charities provide tablets and data to people in need 

Environmental charity Hubbub and Virgin Media O2 are announcing the five charities which have received a share of £400,000 to run a pioneering device lending scheme to provide tablets and data to people who need them.   Grants between £55,000 and £83,000 have been made to five organisations across the UK who provide crucial support to groups such as women seeking refuge from domestic violence, refugees, asylum seekers and people at risk of homelessness.   The five charities are Thames Reach; Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation; Willowacre Trust; Refuge; and Leeds Refugee Forum.  Between them they will provide…

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Hubbub And OVO Team Up To Launch Search For Community-Spirited Glasgow Street For Pioneering Energy Campaign

Environmental charity Hubbub, working in partnership with OVO Energy Solutions, part of OVO, the UK’s 3rd largest energy supplier,  is launching a pioneering trial in Glasgow to help residents make changes to their homes to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their bills. They are looking for a Glasgow street with a strong sense of community and a willingness to make changes to their homes.  The project will seek to minimise the cost of the improvements by accessing relevant local and government funding sources. Increases in energy prices are set to…

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