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J is for Junk Mail — Cut it Out of Your Life

J is for Junk Mail — Cut it Out of Your Life

The average American receives 40 pounds of junk mail each year, destroying 100 million trees. Read about the many services that can help reduce the clutter in your mailbox, saving trees and the precious space on your countertops.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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3:14AM PST on Feb 11, 2013


5:04PM PST on Feb 9, 2013

Junk mail and heavy phone books can be hard on elders and the ill. I've helped out a couple of them with sorting through it and carrying the heavy phone books out to the recycle.

While I had the flu junk mail created quite a burdensome mountain. Sorting through trash mail to find the items that needed to be dealt with was miserable chore during that time.

I load up the postage paid envelopes with as much trash mail as I can fit and mail them.

Some of the mailings from insurance companies hawking medicare supplemental insurance are written in an intimidating way with the fact they are not connected to the government in print so fine it takes magnification to see it.

11:50AM PST on Feb 8, 2013

For the credit card offers(always unsolicited), they have a phone number where you can opt out of ever receiving these anymore. Its a great thing to utilize.

I mean, like I am really going to jump at the chance to get myself in debt. Not.

11:40AM PST on Feb 8, 2013

Junk mail is just a waste of beautiful trees. It should be stopped

5:44PM PST on Dec 4, 2012

I just recycle or compost junk mail. I don't think we can avoid it completely. If your name is on a mailing list, they sell or share their mailing list with other companies, therefore, your name gets recycled as well. I like receiving catalogs though. I don't mind receiving those.

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7:18AM PST on Dec 3, 2012

this is great, thanks.

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