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Junk Mail

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  Source: Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling, and Disposal in the U.S.: Detailed Tables and Figures for 2008, U.S. EPA (2009)  

Every household has, at some time, received junk mail. In some cases junk mail can be useful and informative. However, no matter the content, over 50% of the junk mail we receive is ultimately discarded rather than recycled.

What You Can Do:

There are ways of combating the amount of junk mail entering our landfills. One way is to recycle the paper. Contact your local municipality to find information on recycling in your area.

You can also contact organizations which can take your name off of certain mailing lists.

More Facts and Figures:

Visit EPA's Municipal Solid Waste in the United States page

For More Information:

The Reduce Waste: If not you, Who? Campaign, Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer developed by the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance contains extensive information on how to "Reduce the Hail of Unwanted Mail" Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer


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