How To Stop Junk Mail For Good
Junk mail annoys us, clutters our homes, and wastes time, but its impacts go beyond that: More than 100 million trees are cut down each year to produce it. Producing paper from these trees—and then transporting these goods all over the world—uses tremendous amounts of energy and resources. It also creates greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Additionally, 4 million tons of junk mail a year ends up in US landfills.
To decide what types of mail you do and don’t want from marketers, register at the Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) consumer website DMAchoice.org, and choose what catalogs, magazine offers, and other mail you want to get. DMAchoice will stop most, but not all, promotional mail. You’ll have to pay a $4 processing fee, and your registration will last for 10 years.