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Why we don’t get the local paper.

Every week, like clock-work, a local paper or two ends up on everyone’s doorstep. Up until about six years ago we blindly accepted it. A day or two after it arrived, read or not, it ended up in the recycling bin. Sometimes I liked to look at the flyers and it always made me think I needed a bread maker or a Panini press. One day I had enough and called our two local papers up and let them know we no longer wanted the paper delivered. A few weeks later I called up again and canceled the deliveries in three of my work locations. It’s been glorious. No loose flyers all over the place anymore. No urges to buy products I never knew I needed. No need to recycle something that no longer exists. If I want to read the papers I read them online. A few months ago we started getting one of the papers again. It took a few weeks and two phone calls to get them to stop delivery again. I am so happy that it is not showing up on our doorstep anymore. Two local papers every week multiplied by four addresses (3 businesses plus our home) over the last six years equals 2,496 newspapers that have been not delivered. The numbers speak for themselves.


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


3 thoughts on “Why we don’t get the local paper.

  1. Wow wouldnt think it would add up to that much good on you for the persistance

    Posted by Sandy | July 15, 2011, 11:14 pm
  2. Good blog post 🙂 I agree, newspapers are a huge waste.

    Posted by Anne | July 17, 2011, 7:01 pm


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