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Reasons to get rid of junk mail

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 12:40 a.m. CST

Monitoring the mail is a great way to cut down clutter. There is less to dispose of so you’ll feel less overwhelmed and take a step toward saving our environment.

The benefits include saving trees. More than 100 million trees are destroyed each year to produce junk mail. Forty-two percent of timber harvested nationwide becomes pulpwood for paper.  

It will reduce global warming. The energy used to produce and dispose of junk mail exceeds 2.8 million cars. 

Source: Environmental Defenders of McHenry County

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