In comments yesterday, Swampy (my recyclin’ sistah) shared a link to Catalog Choice, a sponsored project of the Ecology Center. Its stated mission is "to reduce the number of repeat and
unsolicited catalog mailings, and to promote the adoption of sustainable
industry best practices."
You can browse through an alphabetical listing of catalogs to opt out of receiving them, or simply type in the name of the catalog itself. Swampy opted out of 50–can you top that?
That comment reminded me of a previous post of Karmyn’s at Dreaming What Ifs; in it, she provided the contact information for several companies which will register you to opt out of receiving credit card offers. One of her readers then suggested registering with optoutprescreen.com. In doing so, you will accomplish the same result as if you wrote to each of the companies noted below: for five years you will opt out of receiving firm offers for credit or insurance.
Don’t you agree? It’s these little individual efforts that, when bracketed together with thousands of other individual efforts, can abrogate an avalanche of paper!
S o m e b o d y needs to be shoutin’ "Amen!".
If you choose to write the companies below, make sure to include a line indicating your wish to OPT-OUT from any Prescreened Offers of Credit.
Experian Target Marketing, P.O. Box 919, 701 Experian Parkway B2,Allen, TX 75013
Equifax Options, P.O. Box 740123, Atlanta, GA 30374-0123
Trans Union Corporation, Attn: Marketing Opt Out, P.O. Box 505, Woodlyn, PA 19094-0505