Gladstone Regional Council hopeful Cindi Bush has come up with a plan to save the environment and get her message out there. Photo Declan Cooley / The Observer
Gladstone Regional Council hopeful Cindi Bush has come up with a plan to save the environment and get her message out there. Photo Declan Cooley / The Observer Declan Cooley

Council hopeful uses cereal packets for campaign flyers

COMING from slightly out of left field Gladstone Regional Council hopeful Cindi Bush has called on her supporters to collect cardboard to be used for her campaign flyers and how to vote cards.

As a project coordinator and funding officer for the Creative Recycling Centre in Gladstone Cindi wrote on Facebook that her "conscience" wouldn't allow her to "print tons of promotional flyers, 'how to vote' cards and other paraphernalia."

In two weeks when Cindi launches her campaign's Facebook page she and her supporters will start filling out the handmade cards and handing them out to the punters.

"Recycling is more than just a consideration, it's a lifestyle," she said.

"I can't print thousands of cards that will end up going into a bin."

She said the idea sprung from an initiative started by the Creative Recycling Centre, which involved using recycled material for business cards.

"I grew up here and my greatest fear is that population has changed and so I thought this was a clever way to get my message out to people who I don't know yet," she said.

"I haven't had any detractors and the response has been really positive.

"It generates interest," she said.

Cindi said she's been in contact with 38 people who have said they will pitch in and help her collect enough cardboard for her election campaign.