Posted by Randall A Reinwasser on Thursday, May 19, 2011
There's a wonderful website called Catalog Choice that allows you to painlessly unlist from company catalogs, credit offers, phone books, etc. Since we signed up a couple years ago, I estimate that 90% of our junk mail has gone away. It's nice to open your mailbox and have two or three letters, rather than dragging out a load of crap you're just going to toss in the garbage.
Catalog Choice even calculates the environmental benefits of your opt-out selections. According to their calculator, we've saved 132 pounds of greenhouse gas, 316 pounds of solid waste and 47 gallons of water. That's pretty cool!
So when you go to the mailbox today and see the weekly Dell, Lands End or LL Bean catalog do the smart thing: Opt Out!