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.

Take Care of Tooting

98% of Tooting residents think fly-tipping is a serious problem, so we teamed up with Wandsworth Council to bring some anti-littering initiatives to Tooting.Read more

Love Where You Live

In one year the UK spend £57 million clearing up after fly-tipping. One community in Oldham has transformed its derelict alleyway into a beautiful space. Will yours be next? Find out how to transform your alleyway with #LoveWhereYouLive.Read more

#StreetsAhead in Brighton and Hove

A creative approach to tackling litter in coastal towns, initially piloted in Brighton and Hove.Read more

Recycling disposable coffee cups

Seven million disposable coffee cups are thrown away every day in the UK. Until recently that was seen as almost inevitable, but public attitudes have changed - and so have the recycling possibilities. Download our free guide to setting up a disposable coffee cups recycling scheme in your workplace.Read more

Come Plastic Fishing with us

We've built Poly-Mer, the world's first plastic recycled boat, which will take people on Plastic Fishing trips to collect plastic litter from the Thames to turn into more boats that can clean our waterways.Read more

Trashconverter Tour

The ‘Trashconverter’ toured the Forest of Dean, engaging people on the issue of littering by getting them to swap their trash for treats. Positively reinforcing anti-littering behaviour and raising awareness of litter in the environment.Read more

Love Your Forest

Creative ways to tackle litter in rural areas, using the latest thinking and designs from around the world.Read more

The Communitrees

Using nudge theory to reduce forest littering by creating 'Communitree' faces made out of litter collected from the forest floor, to keep a watchful eye on the forest.Read more

The litter shop of horrors

A pop-up shop installation displaying 33-year old litter collected from the forest floor to raise awareness of the impact of littering and to show it lasts for a very very very long time.Read more

International Neat Streets website

We discovered some brilliant ideas for tackling litter from around the world, yet there is very little sharing of them. The Neat Streets website allows people to share their projects and open source ideas.Read more