The on-the-go recycling collaborative campaign has been shortlisted for Marketing/Advertising Campaign of the Year
Ecosurety and behaviour change charity Hubbub joined forces with brands, retailers, recyclers and a local authority to launch #LeedsByExample in 2018, an unprecedented trial of a wide range of innovative ways to improve the performance of recycling on-the-go in a city location.
It has just been announced that the collaborative campaign has been shortlisted for Marketing/Advertising Campaign of the Year at the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2020, a collective nomination for Hubbub, Ecosurety, Leeds City Council and Zero Waste Leeds.
The awards are the UK's largest and most prestigious green business awards that honour a diverse mix of blue chips, innovative start-ups, and inspiring sustainability leaders.
It was recently announced that #LeedsByExample has also been shortlisted for two categories at the National Recycling Awards.
Unprecedented support from industry
The campaign focused on recycling on-the-go for the simple reason that whilst home-based recycling rates have steadily increased over the last few years, recycling on-the-go figures have not. Collectively get through 2.5 billion coffee cups, 13 billion plastic bottles and 9 billion drinks cans each year.
The campaign secured the support from across industry, including Alupro, Asda, Association of Convenience Stores, Ball Beverage Packaging Europe, British Plastics Federation, Bunzl, Coca-Cola GB, Costa, Co-op, Crown Packaging, Danone, Highland Spring, Innocent, Klöckner Pentaplast (kp), Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Marks and Spencer, McDonald’s, Morrisons, PepsiCo UK, Pret A Manger, Starbucks and Shell. The campaign was also supported by WRAP and OPRL.
A lasting legacy
Importantly the legacy of #LeedsByExample extended far beyond the city, with two further cities following suit and building on the key learns from Leeds shortly afterwards, albeit under the new name of #InTheLoop - Swansea which brought the first on-street coffee cup bins to Wales and Edinburgh, which previously had no on-street recycling bins at all.
The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2020 winners will be announced on 14 October 2020 and the full shortlist is available to view here.
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