Have litter bugs been in your area? 👀🐞🐛 How do you get people to pick up litter they see around? ⠀ Enter the Trash converter. It may look like a Mystery Machine but it doesn't drive around with a talking dog solving crimes 🐕 Rather it tackles the problem of litter by swapping litter people collect for treats! 86% of people agree that litter is a bad habit, yet UK councils spend £682M every year cleaning it up. ⠀ Our #LoveYourForest campaign launched in 2016 in the ancient Forest of Dean where an astonishing 250 TONNES of rubbish is removed annually. Jeepers! ⠀ ⠀ We trialled lots of ways to highlight the problem including the Litter Shop of Horrors featuring 30-year-old rubbish, 🥫watchful faces made from litter (‘Communitrees’)🌳 and The Trash Converter, where punters could swap rubbish they’d found for treats 🍬 (possibly Scooby Snacks). The campaign is still running and has collaborated with 16 schools and 38 local businesses so far to build pride and tackle litter in the forest.⠀ ⠀ #TBT #ThrowbackThursday #LoveYourForest #TrashConverter #DontBeATosser #DontBeTrashy
🔊 *SOUND ON* Remember we launched Food Connect last month? Bianca shares how the e-vehicles have helped them in their mission to share great surplus food in the community. "My name is Bianca Bending-Ceesy. I'm distributing food to households in Milton Keynes. Mainly vulnerable people who are shielding at the moment. It's lovely to see how much you can change in a person's life with delivering those food parcels. Especially the elder residents are extremely thankful for this service. And having the opportunity to use the electric van has made a massive change for me. I can deliver to double the amount of people that I have been able to deliver before." #FoodConnnect #foodsurplus #community #communityfridge
What do you get up to in your downtime? 😎 🤸🏽♀️ 🌻⠀ ⠀ The Hubbub team share some of their fav #hobbies and activities that help switch off our phones, get away from desktops, and have some fun. While we are slowly allowed to become more social (but still distanced) these hobbies can be shared with friends or done alone as some me-time. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ We've got budding chefs, ultra-marathon runners, tabletop board gamers, embroiderers, painters and bookworms! 🖌️ 🎲 📚 #MeetTheTeam #LiveSavvy #Switchoff #runners #art #baking ⠀
Here’s what’s currant-ly 🍇 in season for #July... it’s so ‘chard’ to choose a favourite 😋 Shopping at local grocers or ordering a seasonal veg box can help get more of these on your plate. And #seasonal #local fruit and veg has many benefits: ☀️nutrients and flavours are fully developed ✈️ travelled fewer miles and are more affordable 🥬 likely to come in less plastic packaging #LiveSavvy #FoodSavvy #seasonaleating
Using your bike more? Keep it ticking over with these tips to avoid any bumps in the road 🚲 ⠀ ⠀ Check over your ride's chain, brakes, nuts and bolts every couple of weeks. Grab an old toothbrush and a torn up old shirt for homemade bike cleaning tools.⠀ ⠀ Thanks to the team at @HandlebarsUK 💪⠀ ⠀ #cyclelife #bikemechanic #bikeshopvibes #HubbubHacks
Thank you to everyone sending in #LiveSavvy photos, we love seeing them! Tag or dm us yours to show us how you’re living savvy 😊 Food saving recipes, upcycling, fixing, growing and much much more... #GiveItAGrow #FoodSavvy #Environment #Gardening #Craft
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Were Ross and Rachel on a break? Is pineapple on a pizza morally acceptable? And is Trump’s hair real? #TBT to these questions and many more that have been posed by our ‘voting ashtrays, the #BallotBin. But under the playful design lies a serious problem. Cigarettes are the most commonly littered item in the world (in the UK we litter 45 every SECOND) and many people don't know that cigarette filters are made from plastic that last many years and leach harmful chemicals into the natural environment. The real question is, are you fed up with cigarette litter where you live? Tag your local pub so they can start a debate when they re-open. Find out more: https://ballotbin.co.uk/ #ThrowbackThursday #CigaretteButts #CigaretteLitter #BinYourButts"
Do you have a star plant in your garden, house or local park? It's time to rose to the occasion and enter our #MeetMyPlant competition 🌹All you need to do is unleash your inner artist and send in a picture or drawing of your fave plant for a chance to win £150 🌱 Tag us or email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org 🌻#TapChat @AffinityWater