Tuesday 12 December 2017

Junk mail campaign aims to cut down on waste in Wexford this Christmas


An initiative which helps home and business owners to combat waste from junk mail is to continue in Wexford through the Christmas season.

Owing to its success since its launch back in March, the Southern Region Waste Management Office have decided to extend the 'Say No To Junk Mail' campaign. The initiative, which saw local authorities in nine counties distribute junk mail stickers to householders, will remain active until 30,000 stickers are distributed across the region.

'With Christmas fast approaching, the amount of junk mail or unsolicited mail appearing in letterboxes is increasing. This mail is not only a great source of annoyance for many householders but it is also a huge generator of unnecessary waste,' said Pauline McDonogh, Regional Waste Prevention Co-ordinator for the Southern Waste Region.

'While junk mail can be recycled most householders when asked say they would prefer not to get it in the first place. The 'No Junk Mail' stickers we are making available are a polite way to request distributors not to give you the material.'

Homeowners can pick up their No Junk Mail stickers from the Wexford County Council Environment Section and other local authority buildings.

Wexford People

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