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8 ways to #reduce your junk mail

8 ways to #reduce your junk mail

Find your local recycling solution for junk mail Junk mail is not only a minor inconvenience in your daily life, but it also takes a toll on the environment. Nearly 100 million trees are cut down annually to make junk mail in the U.S., according to the Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition , and ForestEthics found that junk mail’s carbon footprint is equal to the greenhouse gases released by 9 million cars or heating 13 million homes in the winter. Tackling the piles of junk mail that are delivered to your mailbox every week can seem like a daunting task, but here are some simple steps you can follow to start reducing your junk mail, de-cluttering your home and helping the environment. 1.Choose your catalogs To reduce the amount of unwanted catalogs you receive, you could contact each catalog individually and ask for your name and address to be removed from its mailing lis...

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