Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Stop Junk Mail with GreenDimes

There's a white, 13 gallon trash can standing opposite the P.O. boxes in my apartment building, and scrawled across the front in black marker are the words "Junk Mail". It's nearly always full.

When I enter the building, my routine goes something like this: (1) Open mailbox; (2) Pull out 10 envelopes & sort briefly; (3) Toss 9 envelopes in the white can. The waste is mindblowing. Nearly every day, people pay to send me dozens of sheets of printed paper in envelopes I never open. Nearly every day, I wish there was an easy way to tell them all to stop.

Well, there is. Enter GreenDimes.

GreenDimes is the leading junk mail reduction service. For $20 a year, they'll take you off unwanted direct marketing and catalog lists — and keep you off. They've been around for a couple years now, so they've got their gig down to a science. In 90 days, they say you'll see a 90% reduction in junk mail. Plus they'll plant five trees on your behalf. It's like an the National Do Not Call Registry for your beleaguered mailbox. Brilliant idea, eh?

1 comments:

Heather Colletto said...

That sounds totally worth it! I'd do it.