Ferndale, MI, April 06, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- 41pounds.org, which helps eliminate 80 to 95 percent of the junk mail that a household receives, announced the registration of its 2,000th subscriber. This is despite the fact that the relative newcomer has been in business for only nine months.
In environmental terms, 2,000 subscribers means that the Ferndale-based service will be saving 2,400 trees and 1.4 million gallons of water. Through its services, 41pounds.org will also be preventing 920,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the air.
“When we started this business, our goal was to simply do what we could to help save the environment,” said Sander DeVries, who founded the company with his brothers, Shane and Tim Pfannes, and derived the name from the fact that a household receives an average of 41 pounds per year. “Thanks to the Internet and initial media coverage, word of our service has spread so fast that we receive calls daily from individuals from all over the nation seeking our help in eliminating their junk mail.”
41pounds.org’s services protect its customers from receiving junk mail in a similar manner to the way in which the “Do Not Call” list works against telemarketers. Once a subscription has been processed, this service contacts the 30-plus direct marketing and bulk mailers located throughout the country to have customers’ names removed from distribution lists and ensure that their homes will not continue to be deluged by unwanted solicitations. The cost is a simple, one-time fee of only $41.00, half of which will go directly to a charity of the buyer’s choice and covers a five-year period.
By helping eliminate junk mail, 41pounds.org’s services can play a role in three other areas of residents’ lives. First, it can result in customers no longer receiving unsolicited credit card applications, thus strengthening their personal financial security. Second, most cities pay for waste disposal by the pound and bulk mail is the primary content of a household’s garbage. Lastly, it is estimated that people spend an average of eight hours per year dealing with unwanted mail solicitations.
To order a subscription to 41pounds.org, please visit to www.41pounds.org, or call 866-417-4141.