Calls for Donegal to go poster-free this election season

first_imgA campaign with the aim of going poster-free during the forthcoming elections across the country has been launched by a Donegal councillor. Independent councillor Seamus Maguire co-started the campaign alongside with David Weitbrecht of Zerowaste.ie to reduce the use of plastic in the county.In 2014, 2038 candidates ran for 750 seats erecting an estimated 600,000+ posters, covering the equivalent area of 23 Croke Parks. Since the campaign launched, 101 towns have gone poster free including Donegal Town and Glenties.Cllr Maguire said: “Less than 20 days ago, a national campaign PosterFree.ie was launched, encouraging all candidates to go poster free, successfully securing 101 poster free areas.“This number equates to over 11% of 2018 Tidy Town entrants. PosterFree.ie is now calling for a national voluntary ban to ensure a poster free election. It is clear that both the environment and the electorate want a poster free election.” Calls for Donegal to go poster-free this election season was last modified: March 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img