More than 100 million trees are cut down each year to produce junk mail.
Junk mail is an ongoing problem for mailboxes all over the world. Almost every household receives unwanted advertisements, magazines, and solicitations that are immediately recycled or thrown out to avoid clutter. It’s not only a huge personal inconvenience; junk mail also negatively impacts the planet.
Each year, more than 100 million trees are chopped down to make the paper for junk mail. In the United State alone, nearly 4 million tons of junk mail are produced each year. But that’s not all. In addition to contributing to the destruction of trees around the world, junk mail has several other adverse side effects:
So what can you do about it?
There are several ways you can go about reducing your junk mail. One of the easiest ways to reduce the clutter in your mailbox is by signing up with one of the organizations below to remove your name from widely distributed consumer mailing lists. Click the links to learn how you can register:
You can also call the businesses and organizations that are sending you the junk mail and request that they stop sending you mail.
Looking for more ideas on how to reduce your junk mail? The EPA has put together several great tips on how to limit your spam. Check them out!
By pledging to take action and reduce the amount of junk mail you receive, you will be creating a greener lifestyle for you and your family. MAKE THE PLEDGE TODAY!