Help Green Party Ban Plastic Election Signs in Simcoe-Grey!

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Each election year, thousands of plastic signs are made for the purpose of advertising party candidates but shortly after thrown away. 

Sherri Jackson, the Green Party candidate for the Simcoe-Grey riding, is not going to be one of those candidates and she is challenging the other candidates to voluntarily abandon wasteful plastic signs.

In an initiative to support the ban on single-use plastic this election, Sherri has started a petition campaign and wants all candidates to join her initiative.  “With no guarantee that those plastic signs will be properly recycled, we are looking for creative and sustainable ideas to replace the traditional coroplast signs”, said Jackson.  

With the recent announcement of a ban on single-use plastics by the federal government and the local initiatives to address excess waste made by municipalities such as the Town of Blue Mountains, Creemore and Wasaga Beach, Sherri could not in good conscience include plastic lawn signs as part of her campaign strategy.  

“We have some innovative ideas on how to promote our campaign that are in line with our sustainable philosophy. We can’t in good conscience ask people to adopt a sustainable approach, and then take thousands of signs to the landfill.” said Jackson.

We would like to see a ban of plastic election signs across the country, starting here in Simcoe-Grey.

Please sign this petition so that we can prevent these coroplast signs from ending up in our landfills!