Approximately 90 million trees are used each year to make paper for unsolicited mailings. It would take roughly 340,000 garbage trucks to haul all the junk mail in the US to landfills and incinerators each year.
Here is how YOU can stop the junk mail now!
General Junk Mail
Register online with Catalog Choice to be removed from several mailing lists for free at:
Cost is $41 and they contact the direct mail companies and get you off their lists. Additionally they send you some pre-addressed postcards for you to send to the companies that require a signature from you.
Credit Card Mailings
Call 1-888-5-OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688)
You can call this number to get your name and address removed from the mailing lists circulated by four major credit card agencies. The number works 24 hours a day. You will be prompted to give your full name, address, telephone number and social security number. When given options, press 3 to have your name removed permanently, or press 1 to have your name removed for just two years.