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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.

(SOURCE 41pounds.org)

Learn more about reclaiming your mailbox:

http://www.41pounds.org/

Metro tips and tools for reducing your waste:

http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=526

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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.


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