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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, 41Pounds.org and Greendimes.com, 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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6:50PM PST on Feb 6, 2013

Thank you Mel, for Sharing this!

4:54AM PST on Feb 6, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

5:01AM PST on Jan 13, 2011

Thanks for the article.

2:20AM PST on Nov 7, 2010

thanks

2:33PM PDT on Nov 4, 2010

Thanks.

6:09PM PDT on Jul 4, 2010

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...
pat

2:40AM PDT on Jun 26, 2010

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 ~ http://bit.ly/9sdaaL & http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/281/t/5980/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=941

Also Tell notorious junk mailers to respect our privacy and forests! New @ForestEthics action ~ http://ow.ly/1rlWQ

11:49PM PDT on Apr 18, 2010

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

2:04AM PDT on Apr 12, 2010

Noted

6:22PM PDT on Apr 8, 2010

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

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