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GLRPPR Sector Resource: 41pounds.org

Title:
41pounds.org

Abstract:
41pounds.org is a nonprofit organization working to eliminate a big personal nuisance and environmental hazard -- junk mail. The name comes from the amount of junk mail the average person receives each year (credit card applications, catalogs, coupon books, etc.) which for the most part goes directly into the trash can or recycling bin. Even with recycling programs all over the country, the majority of household waste is junk mail, and paper takes up about 40% of landfill space! When you sign up for their junk mail reduction service, 41pounds.org contacts 20 to 30 direct mail companies on your behalf to stop the majority of bulk mail that comes to your home every day. All you have to do is type in your contact info and they contact the direct mail companies and get you off their lists. They also send you some pre-addressed postcards for you to send to the companies that require a signature from you. The service lasts for five years and costs just $41. You can contact the service at any time with additional household names to protect or more direct mail companies to block. Meanwhile, for each person who signs up for the service, 41pounds.org will donate more than 1/3 of the fee to community and environmental organizations. These organizations plant trees, protect watersheds and strengthen our communities.

URL:
http://www.41pounds.org/

Source:
41pounds.org

Resource Type:
Other resources

Date of Publication:
Not Available

Associated Sectors:

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

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