With the state and federal election held just months apart, Highlanders have become well-accustomed to election campaign signs.
However one candidate for Hume has taken a different approach to his advertising.
Independent Hume candidate Huw Kingston has done away with plastic campaign signs and swapped them for waterproof cardboard.
The waterproof outdoor board called Oppboga is named after the Swedish town where it is manufactured. It is made from paper and a biodegradable waterproofing agent.
Mr Kingston has spent two decades campaigning against single-use plastics and he said his conscience would not allow him to put his face up on a plastic board.
"The Oppbogas will last as long as the federal election campaign, then they can go straight into the recycling bin," he said.
The product manager for Starleaton, who import the Oppboga boards in Australia, John Buitenkamp said he had "tried to interest the major political parties in the product but so far none had taken it up".
The boards are more expensive than the plastic corflute equivalents. The material is used extensively for signage in the UK and has been available in Australia for two years.
Mr Kingston has ordered more than 400 of the boards and said he hoped his example would be followed by other aspiring MPs in elections to come.
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