The problem is these leaflets, including the fast food ones, have little real use. They are the wrong paper for a composter and certainly too shiny for toilet paper unless you want the satisfaction of wiping your backside on the face of a particular politician.
If you want to stop all this junk mail you can add a note close to your letter box stating 'no leaflets, menus and junk mail' but really, should you have to?
If you choose this option simply write a brief message saying no fast food menus, election leaflets or what you will and the person about to post any through your letter box should desist.
I can testify this does work. However once we changed our front door we never quite got around to redoing the message.
As our politicians continue to harp on about climate change and waste surely it is about time junk mail was addressed.
Yes, I know it is one of the few growth industries in the UK but surely it is time to source the material better?
What's wrong with this junk mail being made on eco-friendly biodegradable paper? If it was I have two composters in my garden which would happily take them. Better still make election leaflets on toilet paper so that recipients can put them to truly good use.
Either way cut the climate change pontificating unless you are going to make some sensible reforms.