From the Community Fridge Network sharing surplus food for free, to In Our Nature the citywide climate movement in Manchester, our campaigns connect people with issues they care about and bring them together to show what taking action looks like in practice. Which one catches your eye? Jump in and see how change adds up.
Is your old smartphone gathering dust? There are an estimated 28 million unused smartphones in the UK while 1.5 million homes have no access to the internet. We’ve rehomed 15,000 phones with people who need them the most. Could your phone be next?
Community Fridge Network
Open the door to community fridges! They're hubs of connection, where surplus food finds new homes. Discover how over 450 fridges, coordinated by the Community Fridge Network, fight waste, share knowledge, and empower communities.
Our award-winning litter campaign pitted drones, machine learning and a disco bin against rubbish on Bournemouth's beaches. From glow-in-the-dark bins to a spoof fishmongers stall, discover our creative ways to turn the tide on litter.
Secondhand Santa is coming to town to inspire better gifts for you and the planet. Swapping tat for pre-loved gifts can really add up – 28 million gifts were exchanged as part of a workplace exchange last Christmas. Up your gifting game and sleigh a pre-loved Christmas this year.
Cup, bottle, lunch box
Left the house with your reusable cup still in the dishwasher, your bottle left on the side, or your lunch still in the fridge? We’ve all been there! Yet we know they’re worth remembering to save money and reduce waste. What’s your hack to remember the essentials?
Eat Your Pumpkin this Halloween
Each year millions of pumpkins go to waste. Sink your teeth into the issue this year by joining or running an event, ditching carving for decorating, and most importantly - eat your pumpkin!
Tackling roadside litter in Glasgow and Cardiff, with the support of scientific litter mapping
Off The Hanger
A quarter (26%) of our outfits haven’t been worn in a year and we’re still buying more new clothes. It turns out on average we have 118 items of clothing in our wardrobes. But how many times have you tried styling them? And do you know how many clothes you’ve got to play with?
Pick Your Side
Seven years after launching the Ballot Bin voting ashtray, the good people of Manchester and Southampton were asked to vote with all kinds of rubbish in our Big Ballot Bin trial. Barbie or Oppenheimer? Liam or Noel Gallagher? It’s time to #PickYourSide.
In Our Nature
Over half of Manchester residents are thinking about climate change, but don’t know where to start. In Our Nature is Manchester’s biggest climate movement, uniting people through projects focusing on urban greening, food waste and immersive installations. Join in.
Ronaldo or Messi? Dogs or Cats? Our world-famous Ballot Bin voting ashtray has been proven to cut cigarette litter by up to 73%.