Why stop junk mail?
Hassle: You spend 30 hours each year just handling junk mail (five minutes per day).
Energy: One day’s supply of junk mail contains the energy to heat 250,000 homes.
Resources: 100 million trees are needed to produce one year’s worth of junk mail.
Waste: 5.8 million tons.
Keep it from coming back
Mailers sell and rent names. Whenever you supply your name and address (warranty card, subscriptions, contests, etc) ask to be placed on a do-not-mail list. By limiting the circulation of your personal information, you’re also securing your identity. You can often politely decline to give out sensitive information.
Recycle what you have
Find out what you can recycle at home Opens a New Window. .