Grant fund announced to scale paper cup recycling across the UK

11 April 2019. Environmental charity, Hubbub, today announces the launch of The Cup Fund, to kickstart paper cup recycling programmes in locations across the U.K. The Cup Fund will support at least 10 large-scale recycling programmes, offering grants of between £50,000 and £100,000 based on the specific needs of each application to develop long term infrastructure and ensure cups are collected and sent for recycling.

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Boat made from plastic waste set to tour UK to tackle plastic pollution in rivers and canals

28th March 2019. Environmental charity Hubbub announces today that it is launching a new vessel in the battle to clean up plastic from Britain’s polluted waterways. From April to June the 12-seater punt made from 99% recycled plastic will go on tour across the UK. It will be taking the public out on ‘plastic fishing’ trips to raise awareness of the growing levels of plastic pollution and to encourage more people to recycle their used plastic.

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#WhatsInMyWash 2018 campaign launches

6th November 2018. With an estimated one third of all microplastics in our oceans coming from washing textiles, Hubbub’s #WhatsInyMyWash campaign encourages consumers to make some simple changes to reduce the number of microfibres being released from their clothes when they’re washed.

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Hubbub launches new #TapChat campaign in Dorking

22nd October 2018. Hubbub, water company SES Water and Mole Valley District Council are teaming up to launch #TapChat Dorking, a playful water saving campaign that encourages people to come clean about their water habits and rethink the value of water in their daily lives.

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Food waste horror 15 million pumpkins are carved and not eaten at halloween

26th October 2018. 15 million pumpkins were carved but not eaten last year - enough to make a bowl of pumpkin soup for everyone in Britain. New research released by Hubbub and Unilever reveals the shocking number of edible pumpkins set to go to waste this Halloween, at a time when reliance on food banks is at an all-time high.

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UK’S biggest collaborative push to improve recycling on the go launches

9th October 2018. Bubble-blowing bins, recycling reward machines, a huge art installation and ‘Re-Cycler’ recycling collection bikes will appear across Leeds city centre as part of #LeedsByExample - the UK’s biggest push to date to trial innovative ways to improve rates of recycling on the go.

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For Fish's Sake fishmonger displays 'fresh' plastic from the Thames

On the 8th September 2018, ‘Catch of the Day’, displayed the “freshest” plastic and unusual rubbish which has been fished from the River Thames. The colourful stall, complete with a cheeky fishmonger and scuba diver, aims to make people think twice about how they dispose of their litter.

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Hubbub launches cyclist sculpture made of litter in Forest of Dean

In September 2018, a cyclist with a difference will be meeting visitors exploring the Forest of Dean to raise awareness of littering in the forest. The intriguing sculpture, by artist Michelle Reader, is made from old bike parts and discarded pieces of litter which can be commonly found in the forest.

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Hubbub launches campaign calling for action on plastic microfibres

5th June 2018: 44% of the public are completely unaware that microfibres - the microscopic fibres released into our waterways when we wash our clothes - often end up in our food and that we are effectively eating our own clothes. Hubbub have launched the #whatsinmywash campaign - providing tips for consumers to reduce the impact of their wash and calling on a range of industry sectors to take action to tackle the problem.

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Hubbub launches #SewSpooky to tackle Halloween costume waste

19th October 2017: 39 million people are expected to dress up for Halloween this year, spending an estimated total of £510 million on this festive occasion. With 1 in 4 costumes being worn only once, Hubbub launches #SewSpooky to encourage people to swap, reware or make a DIY costume and avoid waste.

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