Junk mail has been the bane of many a flustered homeowners existence for decades, and it creates mountains of useless waste each year. Donotmail.org reports that junk mail creates ten billion pounds of solid waste, and 62 percent of phone books and ad mail aren’t recycled. Do you read your junk mail? Most people aren’t aware that they can actually take their names off of the Direct Marketing Association’s mail service list. Although this may take a few months to go into effect, it will save you a headache and the earth some unwanted garbage.
Kate is an activist, grant writer and supporter or several green initiatives. She lives and writes in Maryland. Photo by Flickr user Woodleywonderworks
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