Stop Your Junk Mail and Save the Environment
Save time! Save trees! Save the Planet! Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society is pleased to announce a partnership with 41pounds.org to stop junk mail.
Did you know that more than 100 million trees are destroyed each year for junk mail? Plus 28 billion gallons of water and enough energy to power more than 9 million cars! When we stop junk mail and catalogs, we keep trees in the forests doing what they do best – providing oxygen for us to breathe and absorbing C02 to keep our planet cool and healthy.
For $41 (just $8.20 a year, or 2 cents a day), the 41pounds.org service does all the leg-work to reduce your junk mail and catalogs by 80-95% for five years -- and donates $15 to Ocean Futures Society!
When you sign up, 41pounds.org will contact 20-35 direct mail companies to remove your name from their distribution lists. This includes almost all credit card applications, coupon mailers and magazine offers, plus any catalogs you specify.
It’s that simple! Sign up at www.41pounds.org to stop your junk mail or call 866-417-4141 right away!
Stop Junk Mail ~ a Personal Nuisance & Environmental Hazard
- Keep trees in the forest. More than 100 million trees are destroyed each year to produce junk mail. 42% of timber harvested nationwide becomes pulpwood for paper.
- Reduce global warming. The world’s temperate forests absorb 2 billion tons of carbon annually. Creating and shipping junk mail produces more greenhouse gas emissions than 9 million cars.
- Save water. About 28 billion gallons of water are wasted to produce and recycle junk mail each year.
- Save time. You waste about 70 hours a year dealing with junk mail.
Your Mailbox Today
- The average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail each year. 44% goes to the landfill unopened.
- On average, we receive 16 pieces of junk mail a week, compared to only 1.5 personal letters.
- The pulp and paper industry is the single largest consumer of water used in industrial activities in OECD countries and is the third greatest industrial greenhouse gas emitter, after the chemical and steel industries.
- The majority of household waste consists of junk mail.
- 40% of the solid mass that makes up our landfills is paper and paperboard waste.
- Junk mail inks have high concentrations of heavy metals, making the paper difficult to recycle.
- $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.
- Transporting junk mail costs $550 million a year.
- Credit card applications and other junk mail we receive may be used in identity theft and fraud.
Your Mailbox Tomorrow
- 41pounds.org eliminates 80-95% of junk mailings for you by contacting dozens of direct marketers on your behalf.
- By stopping your junk mail, you’ll conserve approximately 20 trees and 7,000 gallons of water, and prevent global warming emissions – and you’ll gain about 3,000 hours of free time!
- By stopping your junk mail you are also supporting the mission of Jean-Michel Cousteau 's Ocean Futures Society!