What are the easiest ways to have an Environmental impact with your direct mail?
Start with the data
Mail fewer, but more targeted mail pieces (remove duplicates, lapsed and deceased records, find movers, and use accurate information). You can easily reduce Direct Mail (DM) greenhouse gas emissions by 5% just with good data hygiene and making your lists more powerful while you do. Also consider mailing triggered direct mail, one-off personalized cards, and letters. Because they capture a moment in the customer journey (abandoned cart, thank you, page visit) and are linked to an intent to act, they have a much higher conversion rate and lower emission rate per the desired action
Choose low Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission paper
Not all paper is created equally. For instance, a paper plant in Quebec that is powered by renewable hydropower often has lower rates of carbon per ton of paper than a plant in a coal-burning jurisdiction. A common misconception is that recycled content of FSC status has some relation to GHG emissions. They are not always linked. Although both are excellent standards to consider, the actual paper production statistics will tell the full story. We can help, or call your paper merchant and ask for the GHG emissions for your favourite brands.
The circular economy model encourages the recycling and reusing of resources. You can’t recycle an email or SMS message, but you can encourage the recycling of paper. Nearly 70% of paper is recycled in Canada. We can help improve this by adding the “Please Recycle” logo.
Use Prime Data’s Carbon-Neutral Direct mail program
Every single piece of direct mail that is produced by Prime Data is now carbon neutral! Other companies may offset their internal production practices with carbon credits, but Prime Data has the Planet’s First Carbon Neutral Direct Mail – from the tree to the mailbox.
Interested in learning more about Carbon Neutral Direct Mail? Let’s talk!