All the unwanted advertising you receive is probably one of the most wasteful use of resources . Think about it: the paper, the inks, the printing, the transportation to your mailbox … and then to the paper recycling facility…
The good news: Paper Spam is ridiculously simple to put a stop to!
In fact it’s as easy as putting-up a sticker on your mailbox. The official sticker really works since it has a legal value, and if you continue receiving unwanted paper you can take it up with the authorities.
If you live in Brussels, you can order the sticker by filling out this form. Once you receive it simply indicated with the stop signs what you want to stop receiving: advertisement (Pub), Free press (Presse gratuite), or both! In any case, you’ll still be receiving official communication by your commune. If you live in Wallonia order your sticker from stoppub, and if you live in Flanders from the OVAM.
Let’s not let languages stand in your way to a paper spam free life. If you cannot write in French, here’s a template of an e-mail you can send to ask for the sticker:
[Subject field:] Autocollant anti-pub
Je voudrais recevoir 1 autocollant anti-pub. Merci de me l’envoyer à l’adresse suivante :
[Insert address here]
[Insert your name here]
… That should take less than a minute!