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Biodegradable Message

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Germany's center-left Social Democrats posted about 8,000 campaign placards in July it proudly hailed as "eco-friendly" and biodegradable to attract the support of environment-concerned voters. However, 48 hours later, at the first rainfall, the posters became waterlogged and, indeed, biodegraded. Reported Hamburg's Spiegel Online, "None of the campaign workers could have guessed … how quickly the environmentally friendly process … would begin."

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