April is Earth Month and a celebration of the environment. If you are interested in making changes that may impact our Earth’s resources and the climate, here’s one idea that has a big impact: reduce your junk mail!
The average number of junk mail pieces in every mailbox each year is 675, totaling four million tons nationwide.
- More than 100 million trees are destroyed each year to produce junk mail.
- The world's temperate forests absorb 2 billion tons of carbon annually to help keep the planet cool and healthy.
- Junk mail produces more greenhouse gas emissions than 9 million cars.
- The average adult spends 70 hours a year dealing with junk mail.
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Be Resourceful has many resources and ideas for you to get more of the good stuff in your life and tips to get out from under your stuff.