Gnomes: looking after green spaces

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Printed signage – fixed designs/sizes, as many as you need printed and delivered for free

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Bin vinyl

Weatherproof vinyl
A3

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Banner

PVC banner with eyelets
w 50cm x l 300cm

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Poster

Gloss poster
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A smile-inducing intervention specifically designed for green spaces. Our research suggested that being observed could be a powerful motivator to not litter, so these gnomes take the idea of “watching eyes” to the next level. Traditional guardians of the natural world, gnomes playfully remind people to look after their local environment and use the bins. Although not evaluated specifically for littered gum, a pilot showed that this signage is effective in reducing general litter, including small items.

52%

Reduction in general litter

Trialled in Wandle Park, Croydon

How to execute this intervention

This is designed for all kinds of green spaces where littering is common. Ideal locations could include: any part of a park, especially entrances, exits and bins; leisure areas like playgrounds, cafes and skate parks; and high-footfall paths and cut-throughs. Multiple designs are available, as banners, bin vinyls and posters for notice boards.

Intervention Circumstances

Green space

Outdoor seating

Cut-through

Use this signage to tackle littering in your area

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