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Hindustan Unilever launches ‘The Bin Boy’ – a public awareness campaign on waste management

The film has been conceptualised and created by Ogilvy India

Click on the Image to watch the TVC.

Hindustan Unilever Limited has launched ‘The Bin Boy’ film as part of its CSR initiative. The film to spread public awareness on waste management has been made by Ogilvy Mumbai for HUL.

When it comes to waste segregation, most people have accepted its importance but not their own responsibility. Through this light-hearted yet powerful film, that responsibility has been brought to the audience’s doorsteps. The premise and build-up are disruptive and fun-filled to drive home the seriousness of the boy’s message. 

It revolves around a unique protest by a young boy that garners a lot of attention. It highlights the importance of segregating wet, dry and hazardous waste separately, every day. 

Kainaz Karmakar and Harshad Rajadhyaksha, Chief Creative Officers, Ogilvy India, said, "We needed to find a striking solution to make an unmissable point about importance of waste segregation. While enough people have heard about the need to segregate, it is still a distant, global issue to most. To inspire action, we had to make the issue personal, and do so in an exciting, entertaining way. That’s where we believe this visual disruption of a boy in a bin will capture people’s mind-space. We are also very happy with the way our film director, Buddy, has brought alive the story in such a fun, engaging way leading up to what the boy has to say; which people realise is no laughing matter after all." 

Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever, said, “The need for urgent action on the issue of waste segregation has never been greater. At HUL, we recognise our role in this context and have been working with leading agencies in the space and the Government to drive what is a simple, positive action that each of us could do. We work towards empowering communities to reach the goal of ‘swachhata’ and a zero-waste circular economy. Children are the strongest advocates of change in society and are also the strongest drivers. We believe that our latest campaign with a child protagonist will inspire and unite citizens to create a waste-free, greener tomorrow.’’ 


Agency: Ogilvy, Mumbai 

Client Partner: Unilever India 

CCOs Ogilvy India: Harshad Rajadhyaksha and Kainaz Karmakar 

Senior CD: Ashok Karkala and Vinay Pawaskar 

Copy Supervisor: Vanessa Dcunha 

Senior Art Director: Saurabh Pawar 

Vice-Chairperson and Chief Client Officer: Hephzibah Pathak 

Chief Strategy Officer: Prem Narayan 

Vice-President, Planning: Divya Agarwal 

Planning Director: Meghna Sethy 

Executive Vice-President: Nikhil Mohan 

Client Services Director: Chandni Butta 

Group Account Managers: Savni Kenkre and Aouj Naqvi

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