Nov 29, 2009

Do Not Mail!

The Seattle City Council will decide on Monday, November 30th, whether to support an effort to tackle the growing volume of unwanted commercial solicitations received in the mail. Before the Council is a resolution calling on the State to implement a Do Not Mail registry that would provide individuals with a legally enforceable way to opt-out of receiving 'junk mail.' Such a policy, the Resolution notes, would be modeled after the successful, national, Do Not Call Registry that provided individuals with a way to prevent telemarketer calls. Unwanted mail burdens city disposal and recycling systems, according to the Resolution, while contributing to deforestation and climate change.

Those wishing to voice their opinions on this matter should attend the public comment period at the beginning of the Council's meeting at 2:00 PM on Monday, in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 600 4th Ave.

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