November 3, 2010 12:20 pm

Junk mail has been generally accepted as a fact of life. Annoying as it may be, there wasn’t really much anyone could do to stop it. Besides being downright annoying, junk mail is terrible for the environment. Think of all the trees that are cut down to make it and how much space it is taking up in a landfill!

41pounds.org is a nonprofit organization working to eliminate a big personal nuisance and environmental hazard — junk mail. $41 will turn your mailbox virtually junk-free for five years. In addition, $15 of the fee will be donated to the charity of your choice! You can also contact the company any time with additional household names to protect or more direct mail companies to block. The site’s name comes from the amount of junk mail a person receives every year. InventHelp’s Invention Girl can’t believe she gets that many credit card applications, ads and catalogues annually!

Wondering how this all works? 41pounds.org contacts 20 to 30 direct mail companies on your behalf to stop the majority of bulk mail that gets delivered to your home every day. All you have to do is type in your contact info and they’ll contact the direct mail companies to get you off their lists! They also send several pre-addressed postcards for you to send to the companies that require your signature.

InventHelp’s Invention Girl thinks this is an all-around great company. Not only are they helping the environment, they’re also donating to worthy causes!

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