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Kill Junk Mail, Save A Tree

Posted Sep 14 2008 4:48pm

Via No Impact Man

"100 million trees are ground up each year to make junk mail.

What can you do to help stop this?

Take 30 seconds of your time and go to

Out Out Prescreen is the official consumer credit reporting industry website to accept and process requests from consumers to opt-out of official credit or insurance offers.

More tips on killing junk mail from the No Impact Man

1. All the junk mail, including that with plastic windows in the envelopes, goes in the recycling bin. For a guide to recycling in your community, go here.

2. I got my name off the credit card and insurance offer lists by going to the credit bureaus’ centralized service for opting out.

3. I spent a dollar—swear to God, that’s the price—to sign onto the Direct Marketing Association’s Mail Preference Service, which reportedly will reduce my junk mail by 75%.

4. I began calling the 800 number on the catalogs and asking them to take me off their lists

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