📬11.6 billion pounds of junk mail is delivered yearly across the USA.
98% of it ends up in our landfills.
Over 320 million taxpayer dollars are spent annually to dispose of junk mail.
Here is what we can do to reduce our junk mail:
🍃Sign up for online billing, marketing, and online catalogs. 🍃If you receive mail fraud, you can reach the postalinspectors.uspis.gov
🍃Catalogchoice.org is an environmental organization that allows you to cancel a catalog and other types of paper mail delivery. It is free and will help preserve natural resources while reducing junk mail.
🍃DMAchoice.org helps to take your name off of prospective lists from catalog, magazine, credit offers, and others. Their opt-out service is $2 for 10 years. 🍃Return junk mail unopened to the sender by writing, ”Refused. Return to sender” on the envelope. The post office will return it to the sender!
💚Our post box and our environment will thank you! 📸 @londonispink
Here is what to do:
catalogs, magazine offers: such as subscription offers, newsletters, periodicals, and another promotional mailing
other mail offers: donation requests, retail promotions, cable, and phone offers bank offers mail address to the current resident
credit offer: manage pre-screen credit offers. I did it! It works.
🍃3. Go to https://www.retailmenot.com/everyday/unsubscribe to unsubscribe from RetailMeNot Everyday. Just enter your full mailing address exactly as it appears on the RetailMeNot Everyday mail piece. The RetailMeNot Everyday will stop delivering to your address in approximately 5-6 weeks! I did this too it is free and it works!
🍃4. Go to https://www.optoutprescreen.com/ to stop Credit Card promotional mailings. You can choose either a five-year removal or permanent removal. It is free.
🍃6. Go to https://www.valpak.com/coupons/show/mailinglistsuppression to remove your address from the Valpak blue envelope mailing list. It is free.
🍃8. Go to https://www.donotcall.gov/ to reduce your spam phone calls. However, this only stops legal telemarketing. You may still get plenty of illegal calls. There are many phone apps for Android and Apple iOS to screen shady phone calls and block and report them (e.g., Truecaller or Hiya).
📬 This should definitely reduce your junk mail and save tons of paper waste.
🍃Return junk mail unopened to the sender by writing, ”Refused. Return to sender” on the envelope. The post office will return it to the sender!
💚Our post box and our environment will thank you!