Fight junk mail with red dots
Tired of religious coupons in the mail? A red dot may be just the thing.
A Vancouver businesswoman is launching a new campaign to help people who want to cut down on junk mail.
The Red Dot Campaign aims to draw attention to a little-known Canada Post policy that allows people to stop unaddressed junk mail arriving in their mailbox or dropping through their mail slot.
Opting out of junk mail from Canada Post is actually a two-stage process, according to the Red Dot website.
First, residents need to write a letter to Canada Post indicating they no longer wish to receive unaddressed mail at their home. A downloadable version of the letter is available on the Red Dot Campaign website.
Then Canada Post will place a red dot on their mailbox or mail slot, according to Ringdahl, to remind the letter carrier they have opted out.