According to the book 50 Simple Things You Can Do To Save The Earth, these shocking facts are related to junk mail:
Each year, 100 million trees are used to produce junk mail;
250,000 homes could be heated with one day’s supply of junk mail; and
Americans receive almost 4 million tons of junk mail every year.
There are dozens of junk mail “stop” companies out there which can help you reduce the amount of junk mail you receive. This is an important way to lighten your carbon footprint. One of my favorite online resources for reducing junk mail is www.obviously.com/junkmail.
Finding creative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle junk mail is also a great pro-active way to make a difference and save a tree or two.
My favorite at home idea for reusing envelopes from junk mail is to utilize the used envelopes for grocery lists and note taking. It is simple, easy, and a great idea in which a small thing can help the environment in a big way. Recycle junk mail today!
Shawna Coronado says Get Healthy! Get Green! Get Community!