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September 20, 2006

Letters we'd like to send

Dear Bank,

It was lovely to hear that you're so worried about the planet that you want to stop sending me paper statements. I'm sure all those paper statements must really affect the environment, just like those hotel towels we're encouraged to leave unwashed.

Actually, it's convenient for me to have my Bank statements on the internet, along with those of Cable Company, Mobile Phone Provider, Other Bank, Credit Card Company, and Building Society. So I'll happily sign up.

However, there is just one teensy weensy thing. Given that you're all so worried for the planet, do you think you could all stop sending me paper junk mail, too? Because I get a deforestation of information about services I might like, from you and all the others. Far more than just one little statement a month. And you know what? I don't read any of it. I shred the pages with my name and address on it and the rest just gets recycled directly.

Why not send all that stuff by email too? Lots of other people do, and if I ever do want to buy one of these services, the information will be right on my computer where I need it, rather than in the recycling bin.

Posted by Alison Scott at September 20, 2006 04:32 PM


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