Kildare town will be poster free this local election

Tidy Towns welcomes the move

Paula Campbell

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Kildare town will be poster free this local election

Kildare town Tidy Towns has welcomed the decision by local councillors to go poster free for the local elections.

Kildare town is one of a growing number of towns that have opted to save the environment during the busy election campaign season. Currently the number of towns going poster free stands at 52.

“Well done Kildare local representatives on committing to poster free campaigns - we had an email all ready to send asking for this commitment but they beat us to it ,” they said in a recent online post.

This year, Kildare Town Tidy Towns supported the Posterfree.ie campaign.

According to campaigners the Corriboard used in posters takes 400 years to biodegrade and in the 2014 elections 611,000 posters were erected.

The current number of towns to be poster free this election is 52 and rising. More information at www.posterfree.ie.