"What do you mean Elly?" I asked her.
"Well, I have this personality quirk, where I think I need to look at all of them before I throw them away, and they are stacked up everywhere." I could just picture her sitting amonst stacks of catalogs. The average person wastes about 70 hours a year dealing with junk mail.
"Actually I wrote about that very topic not too long ago," I said. There wasn't much comfort in knowing my sister was one of the few that feels compelled to open and read all their junk mail. The average adult in this country receives 41 pounds of junk mail each year (about 560 pieces), and 44% goes to the landfill unopened.
So, here's an idea. Practice Creative Consumerism™ at its best. Shop online, especially here. Not only do we have art and fine handmade things for sale, there are a number of select links and advertisers featured on our blog. Then take a few minutes to visit Catalog Choice (we use this one) or http://www.41pounds.org/, and say no to the destruction of 100 million trees which are destroyed each year to make junk mail. For further reading click here.