Help Stop Junk Mail
On average, 700 millions pieces of mail are sent everyday and during the holidays it’s closer to 830 million. Have you ever thought about how much of that is junk? According to www.donotmail.org, more than 100,000,000,000 pieces of junk mail are delivered each year in the US. That’s 1/3 of all the mail delivered worldwide!
Check out some of these facts from Do Not Mail:
- It takes more than 100 million trees to produce the total volume of junk mail that arrives in American mailboxes each year—that's the equivalent of clear cutting the entire Rocky Mountain National Park every 4 months.
- Every year American households receive a total of 104.7 billion pieces of junk mail or 848 pieces of junk mail per household, which requires 6.5 million tons of paper.
- By the year 2010, almost 50% of the solid mass that makes up our landfills is expected to be paper and paperboard waste.
Learn more about the effect junk mail has on the planet and sign the petition for a National Do-Not-Mail registry.