With the holidays approaching, more and more junk mail is arriving in our mailboxes each day. Here are some options to cut back on the amount we all receive. Not only is junk mail a waste of trees with over 5.8 million tons of catalogs/direct mailings ending up in the U.S. municipal solid waste stream, but think about the waste of energy in production of these mailing AND how many millions of dollars are spent each year to collect and dispose of this junk mail by citizens and local governments.
The New American Dream Junk your Junk Mail web site includes ways to reduce your mail, facts, and op-out guides. Reducing your mail section offers drop down menus and fill in forms to help you create letters to get off specific mailing lists. The opt-out guideoffers how-to help for avoiding marketers passing along your name, reducing junk mail, telephone solicitors, and email spam, getting rid of credit card offers, and eliminating unwanted catalogs.
Catatlog Choices is a Web site to help you eliminate unwanted catalogs. Register, search for catalogs, and ask to be removed from their mailing list.
Yellow Pages Goes Green assists you in eliminating unsolicited yellow and white pages. The site also offers resources, information about the green movement, videos, and short quizes.