This should make us all feel better- Eco Billboards! Channel Communications, CBS Outdoor and Lamar Advertising will be introducing their new Eco Billboards made from recyclable polyethylene substrate. At least we will know, that visual pollution can be recycled!
I just Gotta Tell Ya
- Almost 500,00 billboards on our highways
- Over 1 Million billboards nationwide.
- Over 150 Million pounds of non-biodegradable materials wind up in landfills.
- In 2000, rooftops in Athens had grown so thick with billboards that it was difficult to see its famous architecture. In preparation for the 2004 Summer Olympics, the city embarked on a successful four-year project demolishing the majority of rooftop billboards to beautify the city for the tourists
- In 2007, São Paulo, Brazil instituted a billboard ban because there were no viable regulations of the billboard industry. Today, São Paulo, Brazil, is working with outdoor companies in the region to rebuild the outdoor infrastructure in a way that will reflect the vibrant business climate of the city while adopting good regulations to control growth
- Currently, four states—Vermont, Alaska, Hawaii, and Maine—have prohibited billboards.
The Green Factor:
- Less time to install
- 100% recyclable
- No toxic glue to paste
- No peeling- less litter
- Longer lasting being uneffected by weather.
- Reduced weight from 40 pounds to 4 pounds going into landfills.