Stop Junk Mail

Fliers, credit card applications, and coupon books aren’t only annoying, they use trees and add to the waste stream. But stopping them is next to impossible. You’d need to contact the Direct Marketing Association, credit bureaus, and catalog distributors individually. Who has that kind of time?

There’s a better way vanquish junk mail. Two new organizations, and, will contact direct marketers and other companies on your behalf and have them remove your name from mailing lists. Both companies also take extra steps to preserve the environment: Greendimes plants one tree a month for each of its members, while 41Pounds donates over half its profits to environmental groups, local schools, and youth groups. Membership fees are modest–41Pounds charges $41 for five years of coverage, and Greendimes costs $36 a year or $360 for a lifetime membership.

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Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra4 years ago

Thank you Mel, for Sharing this!

Marianne Good
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

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gail dair6 years ago


Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago


Pat Tyler
Pat Tyler6 years ago

My mail box is full from numerous organizations asking for money,over and over and over .
I open it only to seperate the recycleable parts .
Its a crying shame...

Ana G.
Ana G6 years ago

New American Dream ~ Tell House and Senate Leaders to Let Americans Free Themselves from Junk Mail ~ Sign the petition to form a Do Not Mail Registry in USA ~ &

Also Tell notorious junk mailers to respect our privacy and forests! New @ForestEthics action ~

Monica D.
M D6 years ago

I think that the law should be changed to say that noone is to get any junk mail unless they ask to get it.

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Abo r6 years ago


Cheryl B.
Cheryl B6 years ago

Thanks for the info... 41Pounds and Greendimes sound great