Now if only I were allowed to dispose of my mailbox I could have a home free of advertising. Yesterday I received an infuriating catalog from Restoration Hardware that weighed a pound and a half, all because I bought one awful product that fell apart in a few months and had to be recycled. It amazes me that we subsidize such obnoxious ads being delivered to every resident.
That decade-long social norm is dead. Now all phones are for being advertised to.
Naturally you just can't expect a comprehensive fiber network in the largest metropolitan area in the Western world, though.
It's actually the other way around. The amount of bulk mail helps to keep costs low for the USPS. I have receiving it, but it does make things cheaper, because it is only delivered when there's capacity (less busy days).
In Australia basically every mailbox has that on it and it is enforced by law.
Sections "1.1.2 Refusal at Delivery" and "1.1.3 Refusal After Delivery".
Here in Finland I think 97%+ of physical advertisement "mail" is non-addressed and the carriers of those respect "no ads" signs (no address => ad).
I think this might be different in US in that advertisement mail is usually addressed?