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What is the point of me recycling paper(6 posts)

What is the point of me recycling paperlotterypick
Oct 17, 2003 12:21 PM
If companies like credit card offers come in droves everyday?

What's the point. The little I conserve is monstrously consumed and wasted by companies who have sent me untold numbers of offers, for their card, different versions of their card and all the different groups that could benefit if I use their card.

It's ridiculous. I still do it, but I can't believe the waste. And I hear personal bankrupcy is running at all time highs. No wonder, if I didn't have some backbone I guess I'd have too many cards and risk too much burden too. Sad.

I bet I come home and will find two card offers plus one mortgage re-fi promise. What about you?
need a "do not mail" listDougSloan
Oct 17, 2003 12:27 PM
Too bad there's not a "do not mail" list, too.

Why don't you just put the offers directly in the recyling bin? That's what I do. Probably should shred them, though. Plus, they may already be on recycled paper.

In Califoria, interestingly, lawyers are required to submit papers to the court only on recycled paper, and the paper must show that on the water mark. We generate a lot of paper. I used to think my real profession was "tree killer." However, we don't kill as many trees as some might think. ;-)

Doug
I'm surelotterypick
Oct 17, 2003 1:27 PM
the real killers are the Calif. Legislative budget and proposal print outs. Now those are some serious books.
There is one,TJeanloz
Oct 17, 2003 1:37 PM
The Direct Marketing Association has what's called the "mail preference service":

http://www.dmaconsumers.org/cgi/offmailinglistdave

Basically, whenever a direct marketer rents or trades a name (which is typically how they get them), they go through a merge/purge, against their own customer list (so they don't pay for names they already have) and then against this list - to eliminate others.
only 3 pieces of junk mail?ColnagoFE
Oct 17, 2003 1:14 PM
heck i get probably 4-5 credit card offers daily. 2-3 mortgage/refi pieces and a smattering of misc junk and catalogs. it's crazy!
tape a few business reply cards to bricks... -nmfiltersweep
Oct 18, 2003 7:17 AM