04 Oct 2023

Plastic in politics: The signs are troubling.

04 Oct 2023

We’re going to take a wild stab in the dark and assume you’re aware there’s an election campaign underway. One of the signs is…all the Corflute signage.

Politicians, with some honorable exceptions, are big fans of this corrugated plastic board. It’s a cheap, durable way of getting their face and brand in front of the public.

There’s just one problem – microplastics.  

Because Corflute is polypropylene, it’s hard to recycle. Eventually, it breaks down and filters out into the environment, where it winds up turning the planet into a giant, unplanned chemistry experiment. 

We think this is a bad idea.

Vote for No Corflute.

Wouldn’t it be great if Corflute went the way of other single-use plastics? So far New Zealand has said goodbye to plastic forks, food trays, and straws. We don’t leave the supermarket clutching single-use plastic bags anymore, so why are politicians giving Corflute a pass?

If you get the chance to have a word with some would-be MPs, you might bring up this topic. If they say there are no alternatives to Corflute, we’d be happy to have a chat. 

At Phantom Billstickers, as part of our commitment to running a sustainable business, we’ve shown Corflute the exit, and guess what? No drama! Our green alternatives? They practically high-five your budget, or at worst, are cost-neutral.

Whatever your political leanings, it’s time to give Corflute the boot.

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