Ecological Mail Coalition - A resource that solves an annoying and costly problem for local and regional employers: the stacks of catalogs, brochures, magazines and other mail sent by marketers to employees who are no longer there.
Fixing the problem hasn't been easy: returning mail or contacting marketers to request terminated employees be removed from mailing lists is time-consuming and, unfortunately, doesn't work. A more efficient solution was needed that involves both marketers and the businesses they mail to.
The Coalition offers a simple, quick way to have a meaningful environmental impact. And it's way more effective than recycling. For every 20 former employees still receiving mail, as much as 300 pounds of trash is generated annually from these mailings which ends up in your local landfill. Precious natural resources are consumed to produce these mailings and yet no one benefits - not the business, and certainly not the marketer sending them. Employers can take a few minutes and profoundly impact the environment. Not only will they prevent hundreds of pounds of trash from ending up in your local landfill, but they'll save trees by preventing future mailing pieces from ever being created.
Participation in the Coalition is free because marketers underwrite the cost of operating the Coalition. Why? Due to turnover rates averaging more than 30% annually (according to the department of labor), marketers unwittingly continue mailing for years after employees leave - costing them millions per year. The EcoLogical Mail Coalition provides the only service that will allow marketers to identify these former employees and remove them from their mailing lists before they mail.
We have a very simple solution that can be implemented in a matter of minutes. We are currently working with over 350 companies (Member Directory) including 51 of the Fortune 500 and over 35 colleges and universities. Please take our EcoLogical Mail Tour for a quick review of the service. There is absolutely no downside for employers to participate - no cost - no obligation - no time commitment.