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.
Diary of a junk mail campaigner
Could a letterbox lock be the solution to your junk mail troubles after all?
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 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.
DEFRA has confirmed that the Door-Drop Preference Service was scrapped some time in 2014.
The Daily Mail believes there has been a SURGE in unsolicited leaflets.
The website of the Direct Marketing Association may only be indexed by Google, and Kerry Holden prefers not to be found.
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.
Corgi is one of those junk mail offenders that sends junk mail to generic addressees. Worse, its envelopes used to claim that its mailings were important information. After a complaint to the ASA at least the envelope no longer features misleading claims.
On 1 November 2011 the Environment Secretary talked about the Door-Drop Preference Service on 5 Live. Here's a transcript…