Thursday, August 23, 2012
When we came home from vacation, we came home to a mailbox stuffed full of catalogs. Catalogs from companies I've never bought from or even heard of before! The whole concept of sending catalogs in the age of the internet and online shopping is totally ridiculous and totally wasteful. Sure. I love looking at a glossy catalog but I also know that the majority of catalogs go unread by most people and go straight into the trash. Hopefully some of them get recycled. I definitely recycle ours.
I've blogged about the company called Catalog Choice before and, for the most part, I think it has been helping. We no longer receive some of the catalogs that I've unsubscribed to. But it seems that once I get off the list for one company, I get a catalog from three more. So frustrating. And I think it's a little presumptuous for these companies to think I want them to send me crap in the mail.
I DO NOT WANT YOUR CATALOGS! STOP SENDING THEM TO ME!
I'm not at all hopeful that this will ever stop.
Does your mailbox get overrun with unwanted and unread catalogs? Does this kind of catalog waste happen in other countries? We received all the above catalogs in less than three weeks. So terrible!