Let's be real
Everyday, you walk down to the mailbox, reach in to take out a sheaf of paper that you barely even look at, and then toss it right back in the trash
On average, a person receives 41 pounds of junk mail a year
Overall, that's 75 BILLION pieces of advertising mail
But, we recycle...so It can't all be that bad?
Besides being an IMMENSE annoyance and an invasion of privacy, it is also horrible for the environment
Only 40% of the mail is recycled properly, so 60% ends up in landfills.
Furthermore, the recycling process includes:
Water + Chemicals to convert
The water, energy, electricity, time, and effort that goes into the process itself results in 51.5 million tons of carbon emissions a year
What can you do?
There is currently no law in place that prohibits junk mail if the receiver does not want it.
I want to get this issue to my Senator's attention so that this may become a bill.
Sign my petition to help me reach my goal!
As a temporary solution, there are some things you can do.
NOTE: The following options do NOT enforce any law that requires junk mailers to stop sending you mail. They are simply provided your address and the choice of whether to stop or not remains with them. However, it is highly recommended that you do it, because it can significantly reduce the flow of junk mail