The Columbus Dispatch -- Credit-card offers start to multiply
Excerpt #1 from The Columbus Dispatch:
Remember a few years ago when credit-card offers spilled out of your mailbox whenever you opened it?
The onslaught has returned.
Excerpt #2 from The Columbus Dispatch:
Credit-card companies put about 1billion offers in the mail in the second quarter, more than double the 419 million mailed in the same quarter the year before, said Andrew Davidson, senior vice president with Mintel Comperemedia, which tracks direct mailings.
The increase also means more paper coming to people's homes. And that bothers environmental groups.
"Junk mail is inherently wasteful," said Mark Schofield of ForestEthics, which has worked with retailers to reduce the number of catalogs sent to people's homes.
The group has been working with five of the largest credit-card companies - Bank of America, Chase, American Express, Discover and Capital One - to reduce paper and use more recycled paper.
"They need to make more responsible choices," he said.
Tell American Express, Bank of America, Capital One, Geico, Discover, and Chase to reform their paper and mailing practices