Citizen complaint of the day: A shame Boston's new bag ban doesn't apply to Globe ad circulars

Globe Direct circulars lying in the snow in East Boston

An annoyed East Boston resident files a 311 complaint about festering Globe Direct circulars:

Boston Globe Direct marketing is all over my neighborhood! Opting out does not stop the delivery. Also, their plastic bags are just as bad or worse as plastic shopping bags, which Boston already banned!

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Bags

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This wouldn’t be a problem....if the homeowners actually picked them up!!’ My neighborhood is the same way, some residents have 3-4 of them frozen to their front lawn!!

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When a person slips and falls because of Globe Direct

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how many millions of dollars will that cost John Henry, each time?

He can't feign ignorance of how obnoxious and irresponsible this is.

When are we going to see a Globe editorial calling for this littering to end?

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I for one!

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Every week I throw Globe Direct circulars right in recycling. But not before having to take the plastic sleeve off. (Annoyingly wet all the time)
I am not even the consumer profile for this garbage that gets delivered to my home.
How about we find out where these are distributed from and throw them on their doorstep?

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It's John Henrys Globe that

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It's John Henrys Globe that does it. Throw them on Fenway property and see how long it takes for something to happen.

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That's why..

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That's why they're called Globe Direct. Because they go directly into the recycle bin.

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I dunno

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I haven't gotten a Globe re-direct in a while.. and come to think of it, my MB flyer stopped coming via US Mail too.

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Opt Out Advice

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I didn't have much luck "opting-out" of Globe Direct's garbage using the [email protected] email they provided.

However, if you go their "contact us" page http://www.globedirectmail.com/about.html

You can find the email addresses and phone numbers of several individuals. I emailed them all directly and delivery stopped for me after that.

And if you're asking "why should the design manager have to deal with my angry customer emails?", respond by asking yourself "why should I have to deal with the trash they throw in my lawn?"

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