Colorado HB07-1303, recently introduced in the State Legislature, would, if passed, create an opt-out list for people to not receive junk mail, similar to the no-call list. Proponents say the junk mail opt-out will help the environment and will reduce identity theft. Opponents, however, say that the postal service would not make enough money without junk mail.
Even if the bill does not pass, there are already steps consumers can take to reduce the amount of junk mail they receive. A publication from the Governor’s Office of Energy Management and Conservation, Stamp Out Unwanted Mail, outlines the steps consumers can take to remove themselves from various national marketing lists and credit card offers.