It bothers me when I go to the post office and, like today, get three offers from credit card companies I have no interest in doing business with. It’s a waste of my time, it’s a waste of trees, and it’s a waste of space at the local landfill.
According to the New York Post, 3.9 billion credit cards offers were sent in 2011. At approximately 1 ounce apiece, that’s more than 120,000 tons of trash last year. And the volume of junk mail is likely to increase.
Fortunately, there’s a way out of this deluge. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, you have the right to “opt out” of credit card offers, either for a five year period, or permanently. The website is: https://www.optoutprescreen.com. It’s easy, and there’s no charge.
If junk mail annoys you as much as it does me, opt out today!