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Door-drop fiasco in The Times

30th June 2015

The Times is today writing about the Door-Drop Preference Service. The fiasco is Defra's fault, according to the Direct Marketing Association.

The Virgin Media opt-out

29th June 2015

Virgin Media has started keeping an internal 'do not mail' list for addressed 'To the Occupier' junk mail and promises to produce less leaflets.

They work for us

4th June 2015

DEFRA has responded to my latest freedom of information request about the Door-Drop Preference Service. They claim they've had hardly any correspondence with the junk mail industry about the scheme.

Yell / Hibu is no longer corporately responsible

25th March 2015

The Yellow Pages still exists. It's 2015, but still books are being dumped on doorsteps all over the country. Worse, it seems everybody has lost interest in Yell Hibu and the colossal waste the company keeps producing.

Now What?

21st March 2015

Now that the Door-Drop Preference Service has been scrapped we're stuck with Royal Mail's opt-out scheme for leaflets. Meanwhile, Royal Mail struggling to adhere to its own procedures, despite the company's best efforts.

Minor increase in Royal Junk Mail (duh)

14th March 2014

The Daily Mail phoned to ask for a quote about an increase in the amount of unaddressed mail distributed by the Royal Mail. I'm hoping they'll instead be reporting on the mystery surrounding the Door-Drop Preference Service.

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