Junk mail isn’t just a menace at home, it’s making its way into offices too. Not only is junk mail annoying and time consuming to go through, it needlessly uses significant amounts natural resources. Every year U.S. junk mail uses paper from over 100 million trees, fills over 420,000 garbage trucks and produces 51 million tons of greenhouse gases. There are few ways that you can get off mailing lists to reduce the paper overflow.
- Contact the company directly and ask to be removed from their list. You can go to the ‘contact us’ page on most websites to get a direct email address.
- Contact Direct Marketing Association and request your name and organization be removed from their lists.
- New American Dream has partnered with an organization called 41pounds.org which says it can completely remove up to 95% of the junk mail you receive for a one-time fee of $41.