Wednesday, December 07, 2011

'Tis the Season . . .

To Receive a lot of Junk Mail!!!

The average American receives 41 pounds of junk mail per year and about 44% ends up in landfills. Most of this mail is not made from recycled paper to begin with, so this represents the loss of a great many trees plus water and energy to produce and transport the mail.

Why not opt out of junk mail with one of the free services available, Catalogue Choice or 41pounds.org.

You should see a noticeable improvement within 6-8 weeks. Some companies print their mailing labels months in advance, so it may take a while for these to stop coming. After 16 weeks, your junk mail should be eliminated by 80 to 95%. In addition to the environmental benefits, opting out of junk mail offers protection against identity theft as junk mail provides thieves with valuable information
about you.

Start the new year right: 41 pounds of junk mail lighter!

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