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Junk Mail

What’s better than recycling junk mail? Not receiving it altogether! Junk mail wastes not only paper, but also water (yes, water).

Ready to lighten your letter carrier’s bag? You’ve got options. You can use an organization like GreenDimes, who for $15 will reduce your home’s junk mail by up to 90% and plant 10 trees. Or check out Their name comes from the fact that every adult in the U.S. gets 41 pounds of junk mail a year. Of that, approximately 44% of this mail goes into a landfill unopened. For $41 they promise to eliminate 80 to 95% of your junk mail for 5 years (and more than 1/3 of the fee goes to non-profit organizations).

If you are a DIY type of person, for a $1 you can stop junk mail yourself at, or use Google or GoodSearch to find other ways to rid yourself a mailbox full of junk.

Posted in Living Green by Rhaya on August 15, 2007 | Permalink | Comments Off on You’ve Been Pre-Approved