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.

Be a winner - host the ultimate litter-free picnic

Picnics are a brilliant way to spend time with friends, family and enjoy the outdoors. Here are some top tips for hosting the ultimate packaging and litter-free picnic. Share a photo of yours and you could win a £50 voucher.Read more

Join the hunt for the forest Communitrees

The Communitrees return to the Forest of Dean to keep a watchful eye over the forest floor. Designed by local school children and built by local artists, they remind people to take their litter home.Read more

For Fish’s Sake London, don’t drop litter! #FFSLDN

The River Thames is one of the world’s most iconic rivers, but 300 tonnes of rubbish are cleared from it every year. For Fish’s Sake (#FFSLDN) encourages people to stem the flow of litter into the River Thames.Read more

Recycle your coffee cup with the #SquareMileChallenge

Coffee. It's the fuel of the nation. We throw away 7 million coffee cups a day and less than 1% get recycled. Take part in the #SquareMileChallenge to recycle 1/2 million cups this month.Read more

Recycle your coffee cup in Manchester #1MoreShot bins

The UK throws away a whopping 7 million coffee cups a day. Less than 1% of these cups are recycled even when put in recycling bins. Use new Manchester bins and give your coffee cup #1MoreShot.Read more

Cleaning up Birmingham

Cigarettes, chewing gum, flyers and fast food often find a home on the streets. Join in #CleanerBrum to keep he streets in Birmingham litter free during the European Championships games.Read more

Cleaning up Manchester

#TrashTalkMCR is testing playful and creative ways to clean up the streets of Manchester. Find out what's going on to keep streets litter-free.Read more

Cleaning up Edinburgh

Neat Streets is pitching up in the historic Grassmarket in Edinburgh to test creative and playful ways to keep streets litter free.Read more