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Stop Junk Mail

100 million trees are pulped every year in the USA in order to make bulk mail. More than half of that mail is thrown away, unopened.

You don't have to get junk mail! Here are some great ways to opt out of junk mail that will also benefit the environment.

OPTION 1 - No more direct mail

Visit Direct Mail to have your name removed  from mailing lists for free. It may take a few months to see the results, but it works really well.

Pulp and paper mills contribute to air, water and land pollution and discarded paper and paperboard make up roughly 26% of solid municipal waste in landfill sites according to Wikipedia.

OPTION 2 - No more catalogs

If you would like to continue receiving some catalogs, but stop others, visit Catalog Choice. The service is free and the site is chock full of good environmental information.

OPTION 3 - No more phonebooks

If you would like to opt out of any or all phonebooks you receive, visit:

Paper production and waste is considered to be the third leading cause of global warming.

Bonus Option - No random calls

Are you tired of getting phone calls asking for money? You can register for the National Do Not Call Registry for free. It is very easy and only takes about a minute.

Other ways to reduce pulping of trees

  • Use a tote bag when you shop

  • Switch to cloth napkins - use rags in place of paper towels.

  • Print on both sides of your paper.

  • MOST IMPORTANTLY - buy recycled paper products whenever possible.


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