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29 Creative Anti-Littering Campaigns

From Incentivized Recycling Machines to Canned Garbage Ads

— September 2, 2014 — Eco
These littering campaigns take unusual approaches in order to clear the streets and sidewalks of cigarette butts, plastic waste and other used products that only belong in the trash or in a recycling bin.

While some of these creative anti-littering campaigns run as prints in magazines, or outdoor ads that people will see while they're outside and tempted to litter, there are some stunts that take it to the next level by getting people to interact with them. Some great examples of this include machines that trade trash for some sort of reward, or musical ashtrays that invoke enough curiosity to ensure that cigarette buts end up in them rather than littered on the ground.
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Refurbished Recycled Ads
Refurbished Recycled Ads
Creative Duo Shows the Stunning Transformation of Recycled Advertising
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Supersized Trash Can Campaigns
Supersized Trash Can Campaigns
Copenhagen’s Oversized Garbage Can Reminds Citizens to Clean
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Recycling-Run Arcade Ads
Recycling-Run Arcade Ads
Coca-Cola's Eco-Friendly Happiness Arcade Game is Plastic Bottle-Powered
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Recycling Bin Beer Dispensers
Recycling Bin Beer Dispensers
'Sol Beer' Showcases Strangers Exchanging Their Ties for Beers
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Disposable Garbage Bag Tents
Disposable Garbage Bag Tents
Glad Tents are Perfect for Festival Fans
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Little Lamppost Receptacles
Little Lamppost Receptacles
The Smartstreets-Smartbin Would Be Installed to Reduce Petty Litter
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Giant Cigarette Installations
Giant Cigarette Installations
Keep Britain Tidy's Littering Campaign Scales Up Cigarette Butts
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Lively Litter Campaigns
Lively Litter Campaigns
The 'One Beach' Trash Mosaic Promotes Turning Garbage into Gold
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Camouflaged Litter Campaigns
Camouflaged Litter Campaigns
The Johannesburg Zoo Ads Ask People to Stop Littering
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Corny Garbage Virals
Corny Garbage Virals
The City of Toronto Gets Comedic with the 'We Want It' Ad Campaign
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Revamped Rubbishvertising
Revamped Rubbishvertising
Printed Garbage Bags 'Beautify Your City'
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Dying Electronic Ads
Dying Electronic Ads
These E-Waste Recycling Ads Show Keyboards and USBs on Sick Beds, Near Death
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Plastic Product Campaigns
Plastic Product Campaigns
The PET Recycling Ads Show that 'Every Bottle Counts'
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Gargantuan Garbage Campaigns
Gargantuan Garbage Campaigns
The Vive Barranquilla Limpia Ads Illustrate the Harms of Littering
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Working-Class Trash Cans
Working-Class Trash Cans
Jonathan Schäper Gives These Garbage Cans Service Industry Makeovers
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Trashy Guerrilla Marketing
Trashy Guerrilla Marketing
Mini Cooper's New Campaign is Filling the Streets With Garbage
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Garbage Giveaway Ads
Garbage Giveaway Ads
Dublin City Council's 'Second Hand Trash' Anti-Litter Ad Campaign
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Musical Ashtray Installations
Musical Ashtray Installations
Fumo's Behavioral Design Hopes to Cease Cigarette Butts Litter
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Canned Garbage Ads
Canned Garbage Ads
The Ondazul NGO Campaign Discourages People from Littering in the Ocean
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Threatening Ad Campaigns
Threatening Ad Campaigns
Legambiente PIM Warns You, "Everything You Throw Away Comes Back"
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Recycling Lotteries
Recycling Lotteries
Reverse Vending Rewards Recyclers With the Chance to Win a Prize
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Ashtray-Planter Hybrids
Ashtray-Planter Hybrids
Cindy by Mademoiselle Jean-Claude Turns Ash into Fertilizer
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Trash Food Chain Ads
Trash Food Chain Ads
These Surfrider Ads Show Where Garbage in the Ocean Eventually Ends Up
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Garbage Toilet Paper
Garbage Toilet Paper
The Tetra Pak Print Campaign Endorses Right Recycling
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Incentivized Recycling Machines
Incentivized Recycling Machines
The Envirobank Recycling Machine Offers Prizes for Cleaning Litter
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Food-Shaped Sack Ads
Food-Shaped Sack Ads
This Koroplast Bags Campaign Markets Tailor-Made Satchels
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3
Sassy Anti-Littering Campaigns
Sassy Anti-Littering Campaigns
Live Green Toronto Reminds Us that Littering is Not a Good Look
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City-Beautifying Cigarettes
City-Beautifying Cigarettes
‘Cigg Seeds’ Makes Discarded Cigarette Butts Desirable
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Can Currency Campaigns
Can Currency Campaigns
McDonald's Stockholm Lets Youth Trade in Bags of Recycled Cans For Burgers
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