Mostly Cloudy
81°FMostly CloudyFull Forecast

Reasons to get rid of junk mail

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

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

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

Reader Poll

Who is your favorite U.S. president?
Abraham Lincoln
Ronald Reagan
Bill Clinton
George Washington
Other