Thursday, September 16, 2010

is it junk mail?

We have taken off our no junk mail sign from our letterbox because during the election campaign we are understandably keen to receive other candidate's flyers.

There is some debate about whether election flyers are junk mail. Are they any different from the supermarket ads advertising this week's specials? Some would argue that while election flyers are also advertising they provide a useful purpose in a democratic society, providing information for voters which helps them to make an informed choice.

Given the range of views on this issue, my letterboxers use their discretion and do what they are comfortable with. Personally, I would steer clear of letterboxers with no unaddressed mail stickers.

I appreciate that this approach may leave some householders unhappy. However, the good news is that the end is in sight. There are unlikely to be any flyers in a letter box near you after this week.

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