Every week, my letterbox is stuffed FULL of junk mail. Advertising catalogues offering me stuff that I don’t need. I very rarely make purchasing decisions from these catalogues, so why get them in the first place?
I have decided to say “NO JUNK MAIL PLEASE” and get myself a no junk mail sticker. I honestly think even if it is only me doing this, I will save quite a bit of paper, so just imagine if you joined me too? …and how many trees we would save?
According to the Australian Conservation Foundation “on average, Australian households receive almost 1000 flyers, leaflets and catalogues in their letterboxes every year”
So I thought I would try and make it nice and easy for you, and give you a few simple ways to join me!
1. Get a free no junk mail sticker online from NoJunk.com.au or StopJunkMail
2. You can send the Australian Distributions Standards Board a stamped, self-addressed envelope and they will send you back a ‘no advertising material’ sticker, free of charge.
3. Purchase a no junk mail sticker from Eco Voice who will donate 50c from every sticker to Keep Australia Beautiful
4 . Talk to your neighbours and consider becoming a junk mail free street or apartment/unit block, organise stickers for everyone to become a junk mail free zone.
5. If you do enjoy getting your daily dose of junk mail, then either subscribe to receive it online or make sure you reuse and recycle it. Get your weekly toilet paper specials alerts via email by subscribing directly on your favourite store’s website. Or give your junk mail a second life as kitty-litter, garden mulch, insulation, packing paper and much more….
Are u kidding???? I grew up in an area that never got junk mail and I love my weekly fix… I recycle some of it in my compost bin and the rest in the recycling bin… I’ll never give up Junk Mail…
🙂 Gosh I cant keep up with it at my place. Good that you love it! Even better that you recycle it!
You know I just took a whole heap out of the letterbox (too big to hold in one hand) and threw it straight in the recycle bin thinking – how can I opt out of this?
If you do like to see the specials in the junk mail you can view all your local catalouges online at http://www.lasoo.com.au or if your phone allows download a lasoo app – you can still view your junkmail without all the wastage.
awesome tip Sheila – thanks!
We got some stickers a few years ago before we went O/S as we didn’t want the people house sitting to have to wade through it. Since we have been back, we’ve probably only see one or two bits from locals trying to drum up some business and I can’t say I mind that. I haven’t missed it one bit. My recycling bin is much emptier too.
You do know that the catalogues are already printed and ready to be distributed. The deliverers are given the house amount every week to deliver e.g. 500 houses in a suburb. Even though there is a “No Junk Mail’ sign the deliverer returns them to the distributer then they throw them out or recycles them. So blame it on the marketing companies for the wastage.I love my junk mail and i do recycle. So if you say “NO” it wont stop it being printed.