Laura Coryton led a “Stop taxing periods, period” campaign with an online petition to have the European Union remove the value-added tax for sanitary products. The petition platform’s CEO cited the campaign as an example of successful clicktivism, with over 320,000 signatures.
In March 2016, Parliament created legislation to eliminate the tampon VAT, it is expected to go into effect by April 2018.
Fairtrade supporters across the country have joined together to make their town, city, village, island, borough, county, zone, district or region a Fairtrade Town and to make a commitment to supporting Fairtrade and to use products with the FAIRTRADE Mark.
Over 600 communities across the UK have achieved Fairtrade status since Garstang became the first Fairtrade Town in the the world in 2001.
Save our small shops
In 2009 Brixton Market was set to undergo a huge redevelopment by London Associated Properties. In a victory for the Standard’s Save Our Small Shops campaign, the historic market, was saved and is now a successful and much copied model of small businesses, focused on local traders and new restaurants
#StreetsAhead in Brighton and Hove
In 2017, 8 out of 10 people surveyed in Brighton and Hove were fed up with the amount of litter on the streets. Brighton and Hove City Council stepped up to tackle the issue, and created the #StreetsAhead campaign. They built on the impact of Blue Planet II, to develop a core messages: ‘litter dropped on the street or left on the beaches ends up in the sea’ ‘80% of ocean plastic comes from land’
A giant fish made out of litter, a bright banner on Paradise Pier, three pieces of grate art, and bin vinyls all over the beach and City Centre all displayed the same messages:
- 35% of fish caught off the British coast have plastic in their gut
- 80% of the ocean plastic comes from the land
- For fish’s sake, don’t drop litter!
So far over 2000 people have been involved in the campaign, 250+ partners promoted it, 37 local businesses and community groups participated and 20 pieces of press coverage have been published. You can read the full impact report here: