Neighbourhoods

Creating cleaner, greener spaces 

3 things you can do today

  1. Re-route one journey. Pick a car journey you take regularly and try walking, cycling or taking public transport instead.
  2. Meet your neighbours. Discover something good going on near you and get involved. You'll share your skills, meet someone new and help create stronger a community. This is a good place to start.
  3. Plant something. Trees and plants are great for making our neighbourhoods more inviting, and they clean the air too. Silver birch trees are particularly good for reducing pollution levels. NASA did a study into great ways to clean the air and revealed English ivy, philodendrons, spider plants and golden pothos are great options for growing at home.

Go a bit further - run your own campaign.

Why has Hubbub bought a horsebox?

Last year we trialled the 'Trashconverter' van to tackle litter in the Forest of Dean. From this pilot, we learnt that using a van had its drawbacks, so this year the Trashconverter is back, as a horsebox.Read more

Is a deposit return scheme the way forward?

Subject to consultation, Michael Gove has announced the introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS) to increase recycling rates and slash the amount of waste. Are they the way forward?Read more

We can’t leave the sharing economy to the tech giants

Facebook, AirBnb and Uber are a few of a growing number of businesses creating a sharing economy, but how does their approach compare to approaches that are grassroots, locally owned and meet the needs of local communities?Read more

Your guide to switching to a reusable coffee cup

Every day 7 million disposable coffee cups are thrown away across the UK. Switching to a re-usable cup is an easy way to cut waste with a few pointers - here's your guide too making a smooth switch.Read more

What will Hubbub’s partnership with Starbucks discover?

Starbucks is introducing a 5p ‘Latte Levy’ on disposable coffee cups in 35 of its London stores. Hubbub will be using the proceeds to fund research into why people use disposable cups and how we can encourage them to adopt new routines and habits.Read more

Cutting plastic waste: Hubbub’s five step plan

The government has an ambition to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years. This aim is close to Hubbub’s heart and one we are already working towards in collaboration with businesses and communities. Here are the five practical steps we are taking.Read more

Hubbub announces new partnership with Starbucks to promote reusable coffee cups

The Environmental Select Committee has called for a levy on disposable coffee cups. We believe that more testing is required to assess the impact a charge may have on changing behaviour. We're delighted to announce a partnership with Starbucks that will trial and promote a 5p cup charge in 20 - 25 central London stores.Read more

Let’s go Plastic Fishing

Poly-Mer is the world's first plastic recycled boat, which has been taking businesses Plastic Fishing to cut marine pollution and provide a great team day out. We're delighted to announce that thanks to financial support from London’s largest independent grant funder, City Bridge Trust, we'll be able to run 55 free educational Plastic Fishing trips for school children in London.Read more

Five steps to reducing single-use plastics

Up to 12 million tonnes of plastic enters our oceans each year. Last week it emerged that plastics have even been discovered in creatures living seven miles beneath the sea. What are the five steps that need to be taken to fully address the problem?Read more

Top takeaways from national Neat Streets Roadshows

This year we set an ambition to support councils across the UK by running a series of Neat Streets Roadshows. Here are some of the top tips we’ve been sharing.Read more