I hate junk mail. I hate it almost as much as pushy telemarketers and door-to-door salesmen. Junk mail is persistent, annoying and oh so wasteful. Most junk mail is picked up from a mail box and immediately deposited into a recycle bin or worse, a garbage can. Junk mail has a 2% response rate. 2%!! Makes you wonder what the hell is the point?
In an effort to cut down on unaddressed admail, I put up a sign on my mailbox that that asks for no more flyers or local newspapers. (They cram a big wad of junk mail in the newspapers)
But I still get the crap in my PO box! So, I’m joining the Red Dot Campaign and sending a letter to Canada Post asking the to cease and desist with the admail.
This is one simple step I’m doing to help the environment (Yes, I know I sound like an advertisement, lol) and the unnecessary destruction of trees. To become part of this initiative go to: http://www.reddotcampaign.ca/
But basically all you have to do is put up a sign on your mail box asking for no more junk mail. If it continues, you can print off a page and send it to Canada Post. The website also has helpful hints on other ways to save paper and reduce unsolicited contact. Go take a look, its worth it!