We wrap up our Green Week with a look at the world’s greenest country; Iceland, as well as a couple of last tips to keeping tabs on recycling your post.
Around ten years ago, Iceland was dependant on coal for 70% of its emissions. Nowadays Iceland is only dependant on coal for 18% of emissions and is aiming for a lower percentage with each succeeding year.
Iceland also aims to be completely independent of coal and oil by 2050, and has been helped significantly by encouragement and involvement from residents. It just goes to show that a little help can go a long way!
For smaller letters and personal messages, email is always recommended. It costs nothing and is virtually instant. However a lot of people do prefer to receive hand written messages as it shows how much time and effort you have taken out of your day to talk to the recipient. Plus if you have a gift to give you can’t (not yet anyway) send it over the internet!
Why not use RAND Logistics to send a parcel to Iceland, or anywhere else in the world? With first class service at competitive rates and recorded tracking details available, RAND Logistics is unrivalled in quality postal services.
Day 3 of our green week sees more ways you can reuse envelopes and parcels, and also save money in the process!
By carefully opening windowed envelopes and other envelopes, you can easily re-use them! Simply place a sticker over the current address and then write your new address on the used envelope. Remember that stamps can only be used once so you’ll need to cover the existing stamps with new ones!
Turning Envelopes inside out (Shown above)
You can also turn the envelopes inside out if you want to start afresh. Simply take care when folding the envelope out and then cello tape firmly back together once you’re done! These unfolded envelopes can also be used as scrap paper or to make shopping lists from.
Padded envelopes are great to keep and store just in case you need to send a friend or relative a delicate present and don’t want to shell out for extra packaging. If you just need the padding, simply turn the envelope inside out and use it inside a bigger box for extra protection!
As the Silver award winner worldwide, Switzerland is a wonderfully ‘green’ country and was actually the greenest country in the world in 2008, but has now moved into second place. With beautiful natural parks and effort made into reducing emissions, why not send a relative or friend a parcel to Switzerland with RAND Logistics to show your support?
Everybody gets junk mail. Some of it is just slightly annoying however some junk mail can prove insensitive to the individual receiving it. For example a person who has recently suffered the loss of a loved one to a car accident would not be too happy to receive an advert for cheap car insurance. It seems unnecessary and insensitive. However there are measures you can take to prevent companies and businesses from sending you unsolicited mail and junk mail.
Send them a stern letter
Sometimes all it takes is a little communication. If you send them a letter back kindly but firmly asking them to remove your address from their mailing lists, they are legally required to do so. Keep in mind that this doesn’t apply to bank companies to whom you owe money, or to international mail.
Register for a Catalogue service
If you don’t want thick, heavy catalogues thumping onto your doorstep, you can register for a removal service. There are various companies that will provide you with the removal or prevention service for free or for a small charge, so that you don’t have to worry about having to get rid of large catalogues.
If you want to be taken off the ‘subscribe’ list, you can sometimes do it online, but these only tend to last around 5 years. For peace of mind indefinitely, write a letter.
Want to send a friend or relative living abroad in Austria or even further afield like Singapore a gem among all the junk mail? RAND Logistics can provide you with first class service, worldwide.