You Can Do It (Even If You Don’t Have Time) – Easy steps to the Junk Mail Diet

You Can Do It (Even If You Don’t Have Time) - Easy steps to the Junk Mail Diet

7.  Dial out of unwanted phone books. Even though phone books are recycled in many communities, more than 660,000 tons still end up in the trash every year. This waste could be stemmed by first eliminating the delivery of unsolicited or unwanted phone books. Call the numbers below to remove your address from phone book delivery lists:

i.  DEX: 1-877-243-8339 ii.  Yellow Book: 1-800-929-3556 — renew every two years iii.  Verizon: 1-888-266-5765

8. Hire a junk mail removal service like 41pounds.org to help you reduce junk mail.  Don’t have the time to do it all yourself? For $41 (just 2 cents a day), the 41pounds.org service will contact 20-35 direct mail companies to remove your name from their distribution lists. This includes almost all credit card applications, coupon mailers and magazine offers, plus the catalogs you specify. 
41pounds.org does all the legwork to reduce your junk mail by 80-95% for five years — and donates $15 to Eco-Cycle!

Your Skinny Mailbox Tomorrow

By reducing your junk mail for 5 years, you’ll conserve 1.7 trees and 700 gallons of water, prevent global warming emissions — and you’ll gain about 350 hours of free time!

Do you have any additional tips? Please post them here so we can all take advantage of your ideas.

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Cherie DeAngelis

Cherie DeAngelis is a mom of two, an all-round green gabber, and Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Celadon Road, Inc.

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