October 30, 2007

catalog choice

Are you getting loads of catalogs these days? With the holidays upon us it seems that many unsolicited catalogs arrive. And honestly, sometimes you have to laugh at what they think you might be interested in!

Now you can use Catalog Choice to reduce the catalogs you receive. This is a free service for both consumers and businesses. All you have to do is sign up on the website (they keep your info private other than for contacting the catalogs). Catalog Choice will contact the catalogs on your behalf to cancel your mailings. Of course you can do this yourself by calling each and every one, but who has the time for that?

Catalog Choice states, "Over eight million tons of trees are consumed each year in the production of paper catalogs and the production and disposal of direct mail alone consumes more energy than three million cars".

I've signed up for Green Dimes in the past and must say it works well to stop all kinds of junk mail, including catalogs, but there is an annual fee. I think it is pretty cool to have a free service handle this for you.

Catalog Choice is a sponsored project of the Ecology Center. It is endorsed by the National Wildlife Federation and the Natural Resources Defense Council, and funded by the Overbrook Foundation, the Merck Family Fund, and the Kendeda Fund.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Greetings from GreenDimes,

Hey, thanks for the positive review. Just to let you know, GreenDimes is now $15, one-time only, for the removal of junk mail and catalogs.

Happy Halloween