In order for the White House to act on this request, 25000 digital signatures are required on a petition held on the White House web site. The effort began on August 2, 2012, and the public has 30 days to meet the signature requirement.
The purpose of the petition is to reduce environmental damage caused by deforestation, reduce the budgetary requirements of the U.S. Postal Service, and to ease consumer frustration in dealing with unwanted and unsolicited mailings.
Citizens wishing to participate in this effort are encouraged to sign the petition, which is available at the following URL: