04 May '11, 4pm

Fact o' the Day: More than 212B pieces of mail are delivered each year in the US. Try these tips to reduce your waste

Fact o' the Day: More than 212B pieces of mail are delivered each year in the US. Try these tips to reduce your waste

Fact The U.S. Postal Service delivers more than 212 billion pieces of mail each year. That’s billions of envelopes used! Almost all are single use, and some even include additional envelopes that are often thrown away. Get Started Do you really need new envelopes? Use old calendar or magazine pictures to build your own. Take apart an envelope to use as a template You can also reuse envelopes -just cover up the addresses. Companies like MailAgain have developed reusable envelopes that you can send out for their return mail pieces Using online banking and greeting card services can reduce the amount of envelopes you need to send out Become a Pro Through your simple act of reuse, you can inspire others to do the same. Include a simple how-to guide for making your own envelopes next time you send one out to a friend Encourage envelope recycling at work. Set up a recycling bin ...

Full article: http://earth911.com/tips/sealed-and-delivered/

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