Junk Mail: The Epitome of Unnecessary Waste
Junk mail annoys us, clutters our homes, and wastes time, but its impacts go beyond that: More than 100 million trees are cut down each year to produce it. Producing paper from these trees—and then transporting these goods all over the world—uses tremendous amounts of energy and resources. It also creates greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Additionally, 4 million tons of junk mail a year ends up in US landfills. Take a stand against junk mail and its unnecessary cost to the climate with our tips and tricks.