Fed up of getting loads of junk mail? We've come across this great set of labels from a nifty little online shop called ecotopia.
Just staple the junk label to your offending envelope and pop it back in the post, thus removing you from their mailing list and helping you do your bit to lead a more natural and lower impact lifestyle. Genius.
I use a pen! You can also be removed from the direct mailing list here http://www.mpsonline.org.uk
and stop the post office delivering unaddressed junk mail by emailing them from their website. http://www.tpsonline.org.uk will stop cold calling too.
Posted by: James | June 02, 2007 at 01:21 PM
They sound handy! I'll have to invest in some - I seem to spend an awful lot of time recycling all the junk that gets pushed through the letterbox!
Posted by: beth | June 02, 2007 at 02:33 PM
Do Not Mail Opt-Out Law would be fair to everyone.
The proposed recent "Do not mail" is an Opt-Out law. Only those not desiring advertising mail need opt-out. Anyone desiring advertising mail can do nothing - and continue to receive it. Why deny those wishing to avoid advertising mail the power to do so?
I do not consider handling unwanted advertising placed against my will on my personal property to be a civic obligation!
The US Supreme Court said in the Rowan case in 1970, ““In today's  complex society we are inescapably captive audiences for many purposes, but a sufficient measure of individual autonomy must survive to permit every householder to exercise control over unwanted mail. To make the householder the exclusive and final judge of what will cross his threshold undoubtedly has the effect of impeding the flow of ideas, information, and arguments that, ideally, he should receive and consider. Today's merchandising methods, the plethora of mass mailings subsidized by low postal rates, and the growth of the sale of large mailing lists as an industry in itself have changed the mailman from a carrier of primarily private communications, as he was in a more leisurely day, and have made him an adjunct of the mass mailer who sends unsolicited and often unwanted mail into every home. It places no strain on the doctrine of judicial notice to observe that whether measured by pieces or pounds, Everyman's mail today is made up overwhelmingly of material he did not seek from persons he does not know. And all too often it is matter he finds offensive.”
Furthermore, the Supreme Court said, “the mailer's right to communicate is circumscribed only by an affirmative act of the addressee giving notice that he wishes no further mailings from that mailer.
To hold less would tend to license a form of trespass and would make hardly more sense than to say that a radio or television viewer may not twist the dial to cut off an offensive or boring communication and thus bar its entering his home. Nothing in the Constitution compels us to listen to or view any unwanted communication, whatever its merit; we see no basis for according the printed word or pictures a different or more preferred status because they are sent by mail.”
We need a nationwide “Do Not Mail” law to create a one-stop, convenient place for homeowners to give senders the aforementioned affirmative notice that we do not want certain kinds of mail sent to our homes.
Ramsey A Fahel
Posted by: Ramsey Fahel | June 02, 2007 at 03:06 PM
Hi im Paige from Perry Court Junior School.I would like to say thank you very much for the free smoothies,magnets and pictures you gave to are school,we are very greatful and we enjoyed them all.THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!! Paige.x
Posted by: Paige | June 03, 2007 at 09:04 PM