October 11, 2007
No more catalogs!

Kos complains about the number of unsolicited catalogs he gets, and shares a solution to the problem:

Enter Catalog Choice, a project endorsed by the NRDC and the National Wildlife Council to help stem this wasteful practice.

You enter your personal information, check off the catalogs you receive from a list, and they contact those merchants and ask that they stop sending you their crap. And the real impact of participating and spreading the word could be huge:

The production and disposal of direct mail alone consumes more energy than 3 million cars.

Over eight million tons of trees are consumed each year in the production of paper catalogs.

Disgusting for a "product" that few people ask for, and even fewer need.

Amen. Years ago, I bought flowers through a national florist. I started receiving their catalog after that, four times a year, even though I only used them maybe three times total. As is often the case, I eventually started getting multiple copies, thanks to a misspelling of my name on one order. It took forever, and multiple calls, to get them to stop. I'm so totally doing this.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 11, 2007 to Society and cultcha

Thanks, Chuck. Looks like a great service!

Posted by: Dema on October 11, 2007 6:24 AM