To the Editor,
Since all parties in this last election paid lip service to the environment, I would like to know why all parties in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding littered the highways and byways with hundreds of non-degradable coroplast and plastic signs?
By my estimate, the four major parties spent a cumulative amount of approximately $200,000 on signs, wood, etc. Where does all this material go after an election? Maybe recycled, however, most likely in our landfill. Is it time for all of our ‘environmentally friendly’ parties to decide to limit signage to no more than four or five locations?
Or is it time for a municipal bylaw, similar to North Vancouver’s, limiting the placement of signs during and election?
Perhaps each party would contribute the estimated amount for signage to a worthy charity and demonstrate their commitment to our community.