Unwanted paper

There was a huge pile of junk mail covering my doorstep in Copenhagen this evening. Despite the enjoyment I get from flicking through this glossy mess every other morning, I think its time to put a ‘no junk mail’ sign out there. Unwanted from now on. It really seems pointless to produce so much of it, for such a short and limited use. Its time this kind of advertising was phased out and replaced by a more environmentally friendly one. Any Ideas?


2 Responses to “Unwanted paper”

  1. 1 malouette May 31, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    You are talking about the phenomenon called “tilbudsaviser” – advertising papers from supermarkets etc. This is a subject that really divides the Danish population – some love them and make it a weekly ritual to read them and look for all the good offers, while others (like you) think it’s annoying and a waste of paper.

    But here’s the good news: You can get an official “no junk mail”-sticker at the local postoffice to put on your door or mailbox. The sign is usually respected and you won’t get any more ads. Just go to the postoffice and ask for the sticker called “Ingen reklamer – tak” (no ads please). You can also get a “no free newspapers please”-sticker, if you hate those too.

  2. 2 belle80 June 1, 2007 at 9:10 am

    Thanks for that Malouette! I think the sheer amount of tilbudsaviser coming through my door at the moment means I’ll be getting one of those stickers soon

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