Green Idea: 41pounds.org

Green Idea: 41pounds.org

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Janel Laban
Aug 2, 2006

62,000,000,000 pieces of junk mail are produced yearly. That's 4 million tons. You will recieve 41 pounds of it this year. All of us will.

A service called 41pounds.org can help eliminate 80-95% of these unsolicted mailings for five years.

You join, pay $41. (50% of the profits are donated to non-profit organizations) and start helping the environment and your sanity. Can you imagine how lovely it would be to just pick up your mail and open it all?

The numbers involved are impressive. Just a few: 44% of the junk mail sent goes to the landfill unopened. 40% of the solid mass that makes up landfills is paper and paperboard waste. $320 million dollars of local taxes are used to dispose of unsolicted mail each year. These and other stats are here.

Check out the faq's for all the details on the service/process.

We've just heard about 41pounds.org and are very interested. Has anyone used this service or attempted the "unsubscribe" process themselves? We like to hear more...

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