Mail Got YOU?
Mail, specifically catalogs, are not welcome in my mailbox. Then again neither are glossy slick ads and junk mail of any kind. I also do not want tracks and pamphlets filling up the space either.
I subscribe to a service which lets companies know that their mail is not welcome in my mail box. They do a very good job. If I order a product from one of those services, I must remind the company not to send me ads through the mail. I do have an email address where I love to get newsletters and catalogues from my favorite companies and not destroy trees. I do not want trees destroyed so that I can be subjected to mail.
I would rather have clean air.
Mail that is of the personal letter kind, well I just love to get that and I do get quite a bit on my email and in my well-grounded mailbox.
I also am very careful who is on my payroll; where I spend my money. When during the main thrust of the recent financial crisis my commercial bank was taken over by a huge bank – I withdrew my funds and found another. The Human Rights Violations committed by the huge bank were #2 in the world. I did not want to support them in any way.
For the last 4 years I have been getting mail, ADS, from the huge bank in massive quantities. I have written, I have phoned, I called my mail sorters, I have protested to the Post Office and I have mailed their ads back to them. But this huge bank does not mind spending the people’s money on ads- next to the profits they are making and the more they can disrupt and control the flow of funds the better, or so it seems.
I decided to draw attention to Chase Bank on my blog. I am hoping a few people will move their money and not contribute to this Bank and their regime of pain. So I started by counting the number of letters and ads I received in the Month of September 2011. I received 42 Ads from this Bank during the month. My interest was compounded because 2 other adults receive mail at this address and they also received 42 Ads in the month of September. I believe that is 126 pieces of mail, printing, and postage.
The envelopes are plastic coated paper – so they are not conducive to our recycling program. They also are made of that toxic plastic, which is also on cash register receipts and gets all over our hands and into women’s breast tissue and milk. Pretty scary stuff right in one’s own mailbox.
Yesterday, I received 3 enveloped Ads and one 5×7 shiny envelope – all addressed to me. This past weekend I received a 5×7 plastic coated box with a Styrofoam toxic filler, a small shiny booklet, a return envelope and a 1 page letter about their newest banking program. They mailed me Styrofoam!!!
The letter carrier said it was a heavy day of delivery because of the boxes and nearly everyone on his route received one.
I saw the same Ad about their new program on the Daily Show and 3 news programs I visited. They are hustling and hassling.
Since this is breast cancer awareness month – I thought I could contribute to the caution by sharing the information that much of the mail these days not only costs us trees and pollutes, but that we need to get it out of our mail system. I wanted to share that much of our mail is TOXIC and makes women and children ill.
But what does Chase Bank care? About as much as Bank of America cares – the # 1 Human Rights Violator Bank that I am aware of.
I have gotten B. of A. off my payroll and out of my mailbox. I am determined to get Chase Bank out of my mailbox too.
In the USA, we are allowed to bring anything we want into our homes. And folks who send out Ads are aware of this fact. How do you handle Toxic and Prolific mail?
Looking forward to your much appreciated comments and more suggestions for relief
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