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Stop your junkmail, save the planet
JTshockley | May 24, 2007 at 03:46 pmby
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According to the founders of the site 4 million tons of junk mail are produced each year. not only that but 100 million trees are destroyed, 28 billion gallons of water is wasted, and energy equivalent to 2.8 million cars is spent which produces greenhouse gases and more global warming. In addition, $320 million of local taxes are spent to dispose of junk mail each year instead of providing parks, libraries, health care and other valuable services. If that isn't enough to alarm people they also point out that the credit card applications and other junk mail received may be used in identity theft and fraud.
41pounds is also partnering with stopglobalwarming.org and donating proceeds from the forty one dollar fee they charge to stopglobalwarming to further their efforts.
One thing is certain regardless of what one thinks of 41pounds.org. Getting rid of junk mail is something that will allow all of us to breathe a breath of fresh air.
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