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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

{31 Days of Going Green} Day 25: Save A Tree

This week I'm sharing tips on how to green your home. Yesterday I covered Energy Stay appliances and today I want to talk about saving trees
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Did you know that you can buy "tree-free" 100% post-consumer recycled paper for everything from greeting cards to toilet paper? It’s true!
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And, did you know you can remove yourself from junk mail lists? You will receive approximately 560 pieces of junk mail this year, which adds up nationally to 4.5 million tons, according to the Native Forest Network. About 44% of all junk mail is thrown in the trash, unopened and unread, and ends up in a landfill. 


Certainly you know this first-hand? I’m guilty of it, sure. 


To limit the flow into your own home, contact the Direct Marketing Association's Mail Preference Service at P.O. Box 643, Carmel, NY 10512, or download the online form. Opt out of credit card or insurance offers at OptOutPrescreen.com or by calling 888-567-8688, a single automated phone line maintained by the major credit bureaus.


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Can't bare to to give up your catalog candy? Then consider these "9 Awesome for Junk Mail" from Care2.com.
Let's keep waste paper out of landfills, kids!
xx Well-toDo





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2 Comments:

At October 25, 2011 at 11:15 AM , Blogger Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! said...

Great tips! I hate all the junk mail and it goes straight into my recycle bin. I have made great strides in reducing the number of magazines coming to my house. Now, using your links, I'll get started on the other junk!

 
At October 25, 2011 at 10:51 PM , Blogger the simple essentials said...

Thank you so much for this information!

 

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