Jack Quann
Jack Quann

15.46 16 May 2019


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A waste solutions company is offering candidates free recycling of their election posters.

Panda has said it will accept and recycle all election posters free of charge at its recycling centres around the country from Monday May 27th.

The posters will be shredded in Ireland, with the material then used to make products such as paint tubs.

Cable ties will also be accepted and will be recycled to manufacture fruit and vegetable trays.

In a statement, Panda said: "With posters unceasingly popular around Ireland in the run up to elections, their impact on the environment has been a source of frustration amongst the Irish public in recent years.

"To ensure that Irish cities, towns and countryside are not blighted by election posters following the local and European elections on the 24th of May and that political hopefuls can responsibly dispose of their posters, Panda has committed to providing an efficient recycling service."

The company hopes the service will encourage candidates to quickly take down their posters and bring them to be recycled after voting day.

While there is no deadline for dropping the posters in, it said ideally posters should arrive in the days following the elections as "it is more efficient to recycle posters at the same time, in large batches".

Speaking about the announcement, managing director of Panda Recycling Des Crinion said: "We've seen a real demand for a service like this following past elections and are now delighted to be able to offer this service around the country and play our part in alleviating the issue of election litter.

"I would urge all political parties, candidates and local county councils to make use of the service we're providing."

The firm operates 21 recycling centres nationwide.

Further information on how to recycle election posters can be found by contacting poster@panda.ie


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