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.

Starbucks rolls out 5p paper cup charge to all stores across Britain

In 2018 Starbucks launched a trial of a 5p charge on disposable coffee cups. After an encouraging increase in reusable cup use Starbucks will be expanding the trial to every store in Britain.Read more

Is the UK going to have to rethink our water use?

Water use has increased massively in the heatwave. It's estimated that in the first weekend of July 3.9 billion litres of water will go down the drain due to super-sized paddling pools.Read more

Industry giants join forces to tackle ‘on-the-go’ recycling

Hubbub has brought together the largest coalition of companies it has worked with to-date to tackle ‘on-the-go-recycling’ in Leeds.Read more

Join 'Leeds By Example' collaboration

Hubbub is calling on businesses and organisations in Leeds City Centre to sign up to a new creative campaign that will tackle recycling on the go, starting in September 2018.Read more

Hubbub launches #DriveDownLitter Campaign

For the first time in the UK, motorists will get a 5p reward for recycling empty plastic bottles and coffee cups as part of the #DriveDownLitter campaign.Read more

Can community action cut fly-tipping?

For the past year Hubbub has partnered with Oldham Council exploring whether community action can cut fly-tipping. We worked in five streets to gain a greater understanding of the causes of fly-tipping and to explore solutions. Results have been mixed.Read more

What can the war on plastic learn from disposable coffee cups?

Since Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s TV announcement that less than 1% of cups were recycled a considerable amount has changed. There is much that can be learned from this as the government embarks on its war on plastic.Read more

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

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