By Darlene Cay and Vince Nonato, VERA Files
A clean election is on many people’s wish-list.
To environmentalists, this means less trash or even zero waste during the campaign and polling day itself. It also means using campaign materials that are less harmful to Mother Nature.
With three weeks to go before elections, campaigning is heating up around the country and the ubiquitous campaign posters, flyers, stickers, tarpaulins and other materials are seen almost everywhere – on walls, electric posts, fences, cars and even trees.
They’re not just an eyesore, but cleaning up the litter after the elections would be a nightmare for those who will be left to do the job – janitors, street sweepers and other barangay workers.
Then finally, where will the garbage go?
This is a concern foremost in the minds of green activists and concerned government officials who are intensifying their campaign for a greener election, calling on the candidates themselves to clean up their act.
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