Junk Mail: Unclog Your Mailbox
Junk mail is a hassle. Nobody wants it, yet an estimated 4.3 million tons of unsolicited, unwanted mail is discarded nationally — a price we all end up paying in patience and pollution. Right now only about one out of five pieces is recycled. It's time to rethink junk mail.
To begin reducing junk mail at home, consult the resources of Reduce.org, a service of the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance. This web site provides step-by-step guidance on how to easily get off mailing lists.
The most important thing you can do to keep your name off junk mail lists is to control your exposure. Think about how often you give out your contact information on product warranties, professional associations, publication subscriptions, contest sweepstakes, writing checks or shopping online. Remember to consistently add a privacy statement to anything you put your name on asking not to be added to their mailing list.