We love the organization New American Dream…they have been around almost as long Peoplepoweredmachines and we were both out there campaigning for greening households long before the eco-business wave made it popular (and before it was profitable 🙂 ! ). That said, their first campaign is one that still holds strong…opting out of junk mail.
The average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail each year. Junk mail wastes an incredible amount of natural resources and contributes to global warming.
Since that time a few other opt out services and campaigns have come out. While New American Dream is free, some of the services below do charge :
- 41pounds.org who promises to completely remove you from up to 95% of the junk mail lists by contacting each organization from which you receive mail and/or catalogs for a one-time fee of $41.
- Are there a few catalog culprits that keep showing up in your mailbox uninvited? Get help from Catalog Choice, a free service that contacts merchants for you to get rid of unwanted catalogs.
- Sign up for a Do Not Mail Registry
- And see a nice Elvis Themed Do Not Mail effort out there!
Ok, so now you can save trees, reduce emissions, and send less paper to your composter!