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To think that VIRGIN should be ordered to plant a million of trees a year, or be hit by a massive Paper Tax ?

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QuintShhhhhh Sun 10-May-15 15:04:39

Several times per week we get mahoosive envelopes filled with papers with offers and declarations of how we can save money by moving our phone/broadband to them?

I am so sick of Virgin envelopes clogging up my recycling bin.

OnIlkleyMoorBahTwat Sun 10-May-15 16:56:28


I am with you in being sick of being bombarded with Virgin Fucking Media's marketing campaigns.

Several years ago I wrote/emailed/phoned begging them to stop and they said they would and they did for a few months, but it didn't last long and they are back now with a vengence.

I just don't have the energy to do it all again, so everything they send me just goes in the bin unopened.

It just makes a complete mockery of all the attempts to reduce waste on environmental grounds when big companies can just send all this unwanted crap out all the time.

If I could be bothered, I would save up a year's worth and send it back to them, without any postage on, with a brick taped to it.

dementedpixie Sun 10-May-15 17:01:31

It's even worse when we get their junk mail here as we aren't even in a virgin media area and can't get cable tv

QuintShhhhhh Sun 10-May-15 17:19:41

We can get it here, but their deals just aren't any good.

Pages upon pages of information.

They must be the least environmentally friendly company in the UK!

QuintShhhhhh Sun 10-May-15 17:20:21

To be honest, Virgin Medias insane use of paper, is making me less likely to ever try them out.

Itwasmybirthday Sun 10-May-15 17:20:45

I thought it was just me with the Virgin Media junk mail! I thought I must be on their database 6 times, the amount of post I get from them. And huge big A4 sized letters too.

I have never replied to any of their letters; surely by now they should've got the hint that I'm not going to?! Must cost them a small fortune too.

I now recognise their envelopes without having to read who they are from and put them straight into the recycling.

ShatnersBassoon Sun 10-May-15 17:23:39

YANBU. If it's addressed to 'The Householder', as all their crap is, it goes straight in the recycling bin. Totally wasteful.

QuintShhhhhh Sun 10-May-15 17:33:35

Recently they have started using official looking brown envelopes too!

QuintShhhhhh Sun 10-May-15 17:34:17

We get one lot for "the householder" and one lot in DHs name - not sure why, he must have enquired about something years and years ago.

LifeOfBriony Sun 10-May-15 17:34:44

YANBU. I knew what this thread would be about before I opened it. Just as I know what the envelopes contain without opening them. grin

Unfortunately I also know a number of people who have had problems with Virgin Media.

treaclesoda Sun 10-May-15 17:36:26

Surely the worst paper wasters in the country are HMRC. Tax credits in particular are shocking. Dozens of pages of paper for no reason, and a copy to each party. It is insane.

CapnMurica Sun 10-May-15 17:38:52

I agree. We get letters inviting us to join up to Virgin Media - when we've been customers for eight years!

SomethingOnce Sun 10-May-15 19:05:41

Register with the Mailing Preference Service?

OnIlkleyMoorBahTwat Sun 10-May-15 19:56:46

Doesn't work something because it is addressed to 'the occupier'.

londonrach Sun 10-May-15 19:59:36

Something doesnt work as delivered by postman. I am registered but get it every day or other day and its because our postman (who a sweetie) gets money for delivering it.

BottleBeach Sun 10-May-15 21:28:50

One of the many things I miss about my granny was her quiet dedication to the art of tearing up junk mail and returning it to the sender in their own pre-paid envelope. If Virgin Media are ever foolish enough to send me an envelope I will be so happy smile

SomethingOnce Sun 10-May-15 22:59:57

Really? How annoying.

I usually return 'to the occupier' Virgin envelopes to sender, so my brand awareness is high, but their persistent, wasteful Media-bothering has positioned them firmly on my shitlist.

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Sun 10-May-15 23:06:24


Marynary Sun 10-May-15 23:09:53

I know what you mean. We are already customers and we still get the massive envelopes addressed to the "occupier".

LikeABadSethRogenMovie Sun 10-May-15 23:16:29

I think a Paper Tax is an awesome idea! There is no reason for getting junk mail nowadays when they can just fill up your email with junk instead.

WardenessOfTheNorth Sun 10-May-15 23:18:54

YANBU. We get them at least once a week.

Sallyingforth Sun 10-May-15 23:22:15

Another long-term VM customer here, who gets their junk mail regularly.

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