Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Just Say No...To Catalogs!

Catalog Choice is a free service that allows you to decide what gets in your mailbox. Use it to reduce your mailbox clutter, while helping save natural resources.

Did you know?
Each year, 19 billion catalogs are mailed to American consumers.

What’s the impact?
Number of trees used – 53 million trees

Pounds of paper used – 3.6 million tons of paper

Energy used to produce this volume of paper – 38 trillion BTUs, enough to power 1.2 million homes per year

Contribution to global warming – 5.2 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equal to the annual emissions of two million cars

Waste water discharges from this volume of paper – 53 billion gallons of water, enough to fill 81,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools

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