How to Reduce Junk Mail
Make simple changes to reduce your paper consumtion
Every year, Americans recieve over 90 BILLION pieces of unsolicited mail
Advertizing composes 59% of all US mail...
but less than half of it is ever read. This unused paper is typically thrown away and sent to America's ever-growing landfills. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans waste over 5 million tons of junk mail every year.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
1. Reduce the amount of junk mail you recieve
Sign up for a free service like Catalog Choice will will enable your to significantly reduce the amount of unwanted mail you receive.
2. Reuse any junk mail you recieve
From crafts to kids toys, there are many ways you can repurpose what you receive in your mailbox. Check out this website for ideas to get started.
3. Recycle all mail that you receive--junk mail or not
Whether it's important mail or unwanted junk, whatever you receive in the mail is printed on paper. After using it, recycle it instead of throwing it away. This link will show you how to get started with recycling, which is free and simple in most areas.