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Casa Verde: Banish Junk Mail

If you want to get your home so fresh and so clean this month, don't stop with simply scrubbing surfaces. You can limit the amount of garbage coming into your home by cutting off the supply of fliers, catalogs, and other junk mail that often floods mailboxes.

Want to know how? Just


Here are some smart, easy fixes for junk-mail issues:

  • Just say no to catalogs: Catalogs often report your purchases to Abacus, which is owned by a company that profits by selling or renting your information to other catalog companies and publishers. You can stop more catalogs from coming your way by writing to with your name and address.
  • Cut Off Solicitations : Did you know that companies often sell your personal spending information to credit bureaus, which then compile information based on consumer characteristics and rent this information out to marketers, credit card companies, and insurance industries? The result: unsolicited junk flooding your mailbox. Call (888-567-8688) to tell the credit bureaus to stop renting out your info.
  • Take Action Hop on over to the ForestEthics' site to sign a petition to stop junk mail.
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