I absolutely can’t stand junk mail in any form. I receive so much junk mail both through email and by regular postal mail, that I have to spend at least 3-4 hours a week deleting, shredding and throwing out both types of junk mail. I am sure this is the case for most of us today, we get bombarded by spammers, emarketers and direct mailers all the time.
There are spam filters for our emails, however it much more difficult to control paper-based junk mail.
Here are some startling facts about paper-based junk mail according to donotmail.org, every year Americans receive close to 104.7 billion pieces of junk mail which requires to produce 6.5 million tons of paper. More than 30% of junk mail usually ends up in landfills.
Well, now there are some solutions for reducing paper-based junk mail.
I recently came across Catalog Choice that can help in reducing mailbox clutter, specifically catalogs that usually fill up my mailbox. Catalog Choice helps to eliminate catalogs that you don’t want to receive which can help to reduce paper waste and save trees, plus it is free. It is a great concept and I highly recommend it.
There is also GreenDimes that helps to reduce all your junk mail not just catalogs, which is also another good solution. GreenDimes also plants trees on your behalf when you sign up to their premium service.
Is this too good to be true? Saving the environment and saving money. Not really, GreenPrint can help you to save money by eliminating unwanted pages when printing which saves paper, ink, millions of trees and much more. It also comes with a free PDF converter tool, which usually costs about $450 if you buy it from Adobe.com. I have used it on my computer and it really works well. You can actually see how much paper and money you have saved right on your desktop, it is just genius.
Time magazine’s “The Best Inventions Of The Year” has some some of the best creative products and services of this year. There many cool inventions that are listed on the site, such as foldable and stackable cars, a battery that runs on sugar and much more…….
Of course, The Invention of the Year is the iPhone. I couldn’t agree more.
Yahoo Green: Making the world green one-click at a time.
Because of increasing gas prices in the US, so called “Green Cars” have taken off. There are different types of Green Cars: hybrids, hydrogen cars and electric cars. The 2007 Concept Green Cars at cnnmoney.com showcases some of best green cars from top brands. These cars not only offer bold styles but they also have amazing gas mileage and power.