In recent months I have spent quite a bit of time at the home of my ancient parents. I have developed a whole new awareness of how we treat our oldest citizens. Each month they receive solicitations from non-profits. They come in the mail and they look just like bills and they come each and every month.
It is possible for someone to mistake those requests for money as a bill. It is possible to stop that kind of mail and I have a bag full of it and am working on it.
In my household the mailbox is the source of most of the unwanted paper that enters our home and the biggest single source of trash. I know that delivering to our home gives someone a job and that the marketing materials themselves create jobs but I think I would be happier with no mail box at all.
If you have elderly parents or neighbors and if they will let you . . take a look at their mail and be outraged.