French citizens enlisted in war on junk mail

The French government has asked householders to place a new sticker on their front doors rejecting delivery of non-addressed free publicity and similar mail. Environment minister Serge Lepeltier noted that each household receives 40 kg per year of such junk mail. If one million households displayed the sticker, 40,000 tonnes of paper could be saved each year, he said. Relevant trade unions and trade associations have pledged to respect the stickers. The anti-junk mail action is part of a national waste prevention policy launched earlier this year (EED 12/02/04). See webpages.

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