Published in The New York Times
Last year the United States Postal Service delivered more than 77 billion pieces of marketing mail, and I think a lot of it went to me.
When I sort my mail, the vast majority is unwanted — usually enough fliers, credit card offers and unsolicited promotions to fill my recycling bin. All that mail has a significant effect on our climate, including the loss of trees and the energy used for producing and transporting huge quantities of paper. READ MORE