Junk Mail is a huge nuisance to a lot of Lane County citizens.
A mail box full of mail, isn't necessarily a sign of goodwill, but rather a long list of companies trying to sell you something. Is unwanted mail a problem in the United States?
Let's do the math: Mail shipped: 5.56 million tons
Mail recycled: 1.23 million tons (22%)
Mail tossed as garbage: 4.33 million tons
Nearly 32 pounds of paper and plastic going into the garbage for every woman, man and child in America?! That's a pretty sizeable "junked mail" problem!
source: Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 1999 Facts and Figures, U.S. EPA (2001)
For information about how to reduce the unwanted mail, download our Reduce Junk Mail Brochure .