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Weekly Tips | January 03, 2011

Paper Weight


The New Year is here with many opportunities to lose weight. Paper weight, that is! You have a choice when it comes to how much junk mail, credit card offers, catalogs and phone books arrive at your home and workplace. Help your recycling can shed some pounds in the New Year by opting-out of phone books and taking your name off catalog and junk mail distribution lists.

 

Resources: YellowPagesOptOut | Catalog Choice | Credit Card Opt-out | King County Office Paper Reduction Tips

 

The Big Picture

The average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail each year(1). Nationwide, over 100 billion pieces of junk mail are sent each year – about 30% of all the mail delivered in the world(2). Annual junk mail production uses 100 million trees – the equivalent of deforesting the entire Rocky Mountain National Park every four months(3). Every year, the production and disposal of junk mail consumes more energy than 3 million cars(4)

 

Sources: (1) http://www.41pounds.org/ | (2) King County Solid Waste Division |(3) New American Dream/U.S. Department of Energy and the Paper Task Force Statistics | (4) Environmental Defense Fund Paper Calculator | King County Junk Mail Resources

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