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Seriously heavy junk mail

By s-s-a - 2 November 2011 25

We don’t usually receive junk mail, but did this morning compliments of whichever delivery person ignored the sticker on our letter box.

This is a sin I’m willing to forgive, but the thing that has prompted me to write is that this week’s collection of catalogues weighs just 35g short of 1kg. Which came as a bit of a shock.

A kilo of paper for say half the households in Canberra every week between now and Christmas is 480 TONS of paper that has to be manufactured, printed, transported and disposed of. And that’s just the two months before Christmas this year!

It kind of puts the plastic bag ban into context doesn’t it…

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Seriously heavy junk mail
Henry82 4:42 am 03 Nov 11

s-s-a said :

I suspect they are printed in China (because even including freight, large print runs are cheaper there).

Catalogues would need to *leave* china a month in advance (2 weeks shipping + 1 week early for managers). Thats some pretty significant forward planning, particularly for fruit and vegies.

creative_canberran 1:10 am 03 Nov 11

I-filed said :

Helping keeping Canberra printers in work (one of our biggest industries). I used to have a no junk mail sticker. Now I just harvest it from the letterbox and stick it straight in the recyling bin.

http://www.proprint.com.au/News/232970,goanna-print-enters-administration.aspx

Mr Waffle 12:31 am 03 Nov 11

Ernie said :

Our body corporate decided that junk mail haning out of people’s mailboxes looked unsightly so has banned all advertising.

I wish ours would… you can easily tell who is on holiday by the rotting old junkmail hanging out of their mailboxes right in front of the main road. Thankfully the cleaners have started removing it every week or so, but it’s interesting seeing which ones never seem to get emptied.

s-s-a 12:20 am 03 Nov 11

Helping keeping Canberra printers in work (one of our biggest industries)

I seriously doubt that things like the national Big W, Target, K-mart, Aldi, Myer etc catalogues get printed here. I suspect they are printed in China (because even including freight, large print runs are cheaper there).

wildturkeycanoe 8:44 pm 02 Nov 11

Why not just leave the recycling bin out the front and put a big sign on front saying “Junk Mail Here Please”

tr0jan 8:19 pm 02 Nov 11

MERC600 said :

Our suburb dosn’t get as much as we used to. However I don’t mind them. Am always on the look out for another flanny to add to collection. Tasteful one of course.

Come live in Gordon we get it here every second day.. It goes straight in the recycling after its checked for stray pieces of real mail hidden in between.

I-filed 7:14 pm 02 Nov 11

Helping keeping Canberra printers in work (one of our biggest industries). I used to have a no junk mail sticker. Now I just harvest it from the letterbox and stick it straight in the recyling bin.

Fuzzy 2:02 pm 02 Nov 11

pink little birdie said :

Also how will I order my food for delivery if I don’t have their menus? It’s really annoying wanting home delivery of Chinese or something and not having the menu.

http://www.grubfinder.com.au/

MERC600 1:13 pm 02 Nov 11

Our suburb dosn’t get as much as we used to. However I don’t mind them. Am always on the look out for another flanny to add to collection. Tasteful one of course.

EvanJames 12:36 pm 02 Nov 11

krats said :

I Love Junk Mail,Fist I Shred It,Then Put It In Guinea Pigs Cage,After That It Goes Into Compost Bin,And Finally On To Garden.Whole Process From Letter Box To Garden Takes Just Over 12 Months.

In effect, home-delivered mulch. Quite a public service really.

Ernie 12:28 pm 02 Nov 11

Our body corporate decided that junk mail haning out of people’s mailboxes looked unsightly so has banned all advertising. I miss my junk mail.

pink little birdie 11:25 am 02 Nov 11

How I will know what I’m supposed to buy if I don’t get junk mail?
Also how will I order my food for delivery if I don’t have their menus? It’s really annoying wanting home delivery of Chinese or something and not having the menu.

krats 10:48 am 02 Nov 11

s-s-a said :

As a follow up from the “is this a record?” post that came up in related topics, we had 26 items all up ranging from smaller-than-a-postcard adverts for a plumbing business to a glossy-covered magazine approx 100 pages from DJs.

I Love Junk Mail,Fist I Shred It,Then Put It In Guinea Pigs Cage,After That It Goes Into Compost Bin,And Finally On To Garden.Whole Process From Letter Box To Garden Takes Just Over 12 Months.

Classified 10:42 am 02 Nov 11

I don’t mind junk mail. The wife flicks through it when it comes, and occasionally finds something good. We stick it all in the recycling (but it’s still a waste of energy making, printing, transporting, transporting as recycling, recycling, etc).

s-s-a 9:57 am 02 Nov 11

As a follow up from the “is this a record?” post that came up in related topics, we had 26 items all up ranging from smaller-than-a-postcard adverts for a plumbing business to a glossy-covered magazine approx 100 pages from DJs.

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