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How can you help Recycle and Reduce the amount of trash at Purdue University?
- Make double-sided copies
- Use inter campus mail envelopes; reuse other envelopes
- Omit the cover sheet when using the fax; write information on the first page or use fax Post-its
- Keep mailing lists current
- Make scratch pad from used paper
- Circulate memos, documents, periodicals, reports instead of making copies for everyone
- Use e-mail or a quick phone call in lieu of written memos
- Avoid printing e-mail messages
- Post messages on electronic mail or on an exchange drive
- Use the bulletin mailing system for information that you would like staff/faculty to see
- Use spell check and print preview functions
- Use outdated letterhead for memos within the department
- Return unneeded information, brochures, catalogs, etc. This will let the department or company reuse the material. (This action is simplified on campus where postage is free and envelopes can be reused)
- Use rechargeable, reusable items wherever practical
- Avoid ordering excess supplies that may never be used
- Use a dry-erase board or chalkboard
- Use desk side recycling containers
- Rent equipment that is only used occasionally
- Purchase remanufactured office equipment
- Order merchandise in bulk when it is cost effective
- Purchase concentrates and products with minimal packaging
- Reclaim reusable parts from old equipment
- Send minutes from your meeting on E-mail or post minutes on exchange drive
- Provide recycling bins on every floor
- Reduce size of library computer print-out
- Post waste reduction signage to remind folks to recycle
- Buy recyclable paper byproducts whenever possible
- Use recycling bins
- Recycle all cardboard and metal cans in the residence hall
- Use recycling bins wherever they are located
STOP unwanted mail by taking some of the following steps:
- When donating money, entering a contest, sending in a warranty card or purchasing something through the mail, write "No MAILING LISTS" on your check or money order.
- Call the 1-800 number on the unwanted catalog and ask to be removed from their mailing list.
- Request that your name be removed from mail lists by sending your request to:
Mail Preference Service Direct Marketing Service PO Box 9008 Farmingdale NY 11735-9008 Include your complete name, address, zip code and a request to "activate the preference service". The Direct Marketing Association estimates that listing with their mail preference service will stop 75% of all national mailings. These requests are kept active for five years. If you fill out the post office change of address form, the DMA will track the new address (you'll get a few months of mailings to the new address before they catch up to you). It may take up to six months for your request to be fully processed. Magazine subscriptions will not be affected.
- There are some other mailing list brokers and companies that you might also consider writing and asking them to remove your name from their lists and your address from "Resident/Occupant" lists.
Donnelly Marketing, Inc.
1235 North Avenue
Nevada, IA 50201-1419
901 W. Bond
Lincoln, NE 68521
R.L. Polk and Company
List Compilation and Dev.
6400 Monroe Blvd.
Taylor, MI 48180
List Service Supervisor
239 W. Service Road
Hartford, CT 06120
In Indiana (219) 233-2386
Val-Pak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc.
1840 Aerojet Way N.
Las Vegas, NV 89030
Harte Hanks Direct Marketing
100 Alco Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21227-2090