- Think Before you print
It is estimated that the average UK office worker uses approximately 10,000 sheets of paper a year, and 75% of this ends up in the bin. So next time you are about to print something (both at home or at work), think about if it is completely necessary and if there is a digital alternative.
- Go digital
Most banks and utility companies now give you the option of paperless statements and billing now. This means instead of your statements and bills being sent in the post, they are digital versions (either by email or through your online account). This also makes it easy to store and organise them, and they can be easily downloaded.
Many shops are starting to give you the option of digital receipts now. These could be through email or through loyalty apps.
- Junk mail
There are some actions you can take to help stop junk mail coming through your letterbox.
Contact Royal Mail and tell them to stop delivering leaflets and brochures to your address. You can find details on how to do that here.
You can also register will the Mailing preference service (MPS) which will stop advertising materials addressed to you from coming through the letterbox. Find out more about this service here.
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