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March 24, 2008

Get Rid of Junk Mail for Good

A better way to spend 20 bucks.

dog staring at mail in a mail slot

Get rid of junk mail for good.

Photo Credit: Warwick Lister-Kaye/iStockphoto

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WHO: Green Dimes, a California-based company that's like a "no call list" for your mailbox.

WHAT: A $20 subscription buys you freedom from 75 to 90 percent of all junk mail and unwanted catalogs, and the company plants 10 trees on your behalf.

HOW: The Green Dimes team has relationships with direct-mail distributors; they go through each company's process to remove you from their list.

WHY: Your mailman will thank you, and so will planet Earth. Since its creation in 2006, Green Dimes has planted 969,115 trees, saved 6.3 million gallons of water used in junk-mail production, and prevented 3 million pounds of credit-card offers, catalogs, and other direct-marketing debris from clogging mailboxes.

MORE: For more on how you can stop junk mail, visit environmental expert Olivia Zaleski's eco-tips column: Environ-Mental: Going Green Without Going Crazy.

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