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Stopping specific types of unwanted paper mailGuide Started By b.n. on September 2013 Last Updated on October 2016 | 19 Contributions | Comments
The amount of paper junk mail sent each year in the USA is staggering -- some 4 million tons, nearly half of which is never opened. Even if you recycle there are still enormous environmental costs in terms of ink, energy to produce deliver and recycle the paper, recycling inefficiencies and loss of productive forest to create the high quality glossy paper much junk mail uses. The industry tries to "greenwash" themselves, but you probably won't be fooled. Badly targetted junk mail helps nobody, but the industry likes to keep pumping it out.
There is a lot you can do to reduce the cost to the environment and your own time