- Americans throw away 44 % of their junk mail and only half gets recycled!
- We pay $370 million each year to dispose of junk mail that is not recycled.
- 19 billion catalogs are mailed to U.S. households each year.
- On average, we spend 8 months over the course of our lives opening junk mail.
Check out the following resources to stop the unwanted paper from coming into your home:
This is a free service that helps stop junk mail and unwanted retail catalogs from cluttering your home. www.catalogchoice.org
Stop getting the mail you don’t want from trees we DO want! www.dmachoice.org
They have a petition to sign to help stop the madness, and ideas on how to eliminate the junk mail coming in your name. www.donotmail.org
PRIVACY RIGHTS CLEARINGHOUSE
Learn how your name gets on “junk mail lists” plus dozens of strategies for getting off direct marketing lists. www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs4-junk.htm
YELLOW PAGES GOES GREEN
An easy way to OPT OUT of getting those unwanted, multiple phone books; they notify all the publishers for you. www.yellowpagesgoesgreen.org