Out­law pam­phlets

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Westernopinion -

IN the past few years we have seen the pro­lif­er­a­tion of mass com­mu­ni­ca­tion ad­ver­tis­ing via the in­ter­net and smart phone.

So why do we still get junk mail? Surely new tech­nol­ogy has given ad­ver­tis­ers a sus­tain­able plat­form via which to ad­ver­tise their prod­ucts and ser­vices.

Big busi­nesses will have a sus­tain­abil­ity pol­icy while they still pay con­trac­tors to put pam­phlets into let­ter­boxes.

The out­come is bad for Aus­tralia Post, which bat­tles with clogged let­ter­boxes, and very bad for res­i­dents, who bat­tle with soggy pam­phlets which blow around the street and be­come lit­ter.

One way to frus­trate junk mail­ers is to post their ma­te­rial back without a stamp, but more ef­fec­tively our coun­cil could en­act a Lo­cal Law which out­laws pam­phlet de­liv­er­ies.

Come on coun­cil, help us clean up our streets.

LES ATKINS, Wood­lands

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