I.D. # 001983840 – Bus 187 – Tidbit #6 Tidbit #6: “Go green by cutting junk mail.” The News Observer, posted on 10/13/2007 http://www.newsobserver.com/105/story/735459.html Junk mails are becoming a big problem. It is a waste of time, energy, and it is becoming a mess. Junk mails have no useful information and most of the time ends up in the trash. Study shows that average of 26 pieces of junk mail is sent every weekend. This is causing more trees to be cut down to make paper for the junk mail. According to correspondent Marni James, average person spends about eight months of his or her life in opining junk mails. This is not including the 44% of the junk mails that are not opened. According to the U.S. postal services, in 2005, 100 billion pieces of junk mail were sent out through out U.S. This is equivalent to about 300 pieces of junk mail for every person in the U.S. To make the paper for all these junk mails, 100 million trees have to be cut for paper. According to James, this is about the same amount of cutting down most of the trees in the
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