Sheffield residents STAMP OUT junk mail

Sheffield residents have been stamping out their junk mail with the help of Sheffield City Council and Veolia Environmental Services. The average British household receives 650 pieces of junk mail each year and the majority remains unopened or unread generating unnecessary waste.

Veolia’s junk mail experts took to Fargate on Saturday to provide residents with practical advice on how to stamp out junk mail.  Visitors to the mobile exhibition unit had the opportunity to post opt-out forms into ‘CHOMPER’, Veolia’s ‘mean-green junk mail eating machine’ or sign up via the internet to remove their details from up to 95% of direct mailing lists.  Over 80 residents signed up and received a free ‘Wise up to junk mail’ guide and a ‘No junk mail’ sticker to display on their letter box.
Kate Hughes, waste awareness officer at Veolia Environmental Services in Sheffield commented: “There are simple steps residents can take to wise up to junk mail, such as signing up to the mailing preference service, displaying “no junk mail” stickers on their letter boxes and ticking opt-out boxes when buying products and services.  If we can reduce the amount of junk mail residents receive then we can have a big impact on the amount of paper waste we create in Sheffield.” 
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