I’ve been out this evening with Vincent and Charlie offering “no junk mail” stickers in an area east of Camden High Street, which residents had told us were suffering particularly badly from forests of the often unwanted advertising.
And judging from the warm and enthusiastic reception we got – and the number of stickers handed out (around 80) – that’s certainly the case.
But we were debating with residents, and among ourselves, how effective these are.
I’m probably lucky in that the sticker on my sticker is visible from ground level, and the deliverers have to walk up a few steps to get to my place. So I’d estimate that it cuts by at least two-thirds the amount of junk mail I get. Others reports something more like a third.
How does it work for you? Please feel free to leave a comment here – it is possible if that in some places they aren’t taking effect, and we may need to do something to make sure the message is driven home to the companies supplying the leaflets that these stickers are a message from residents that must be respected.
South Camden Coordinator for the Camden Green Party
(If you live in Camden and you’d like a sticker, please email southcamdengreenparty AT googlemail DOT com, or call 07967-417859.)