Junk Mail

reduce.org Is unwanted mail a problem in the United States? Let’s do the math. Shipped: 5.2 million tons Recycled: 0.98 million tons (19%) Garbage: 4.2 million tons With 31 pounds of paper and plastic going into the garbage for every woman, man and child in America, that adds up to …

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Healthy Schools Projects

Linda Countryman Minnesota Pollution Control Agency – Prevention & Assistance Division Three Minnesota schools reduce pollution and save energy and money. Houston Public Schools in southeastern Minnesota, Pine Point Elementary on the White Earth Reservation, and Hutchinson High School took part in a recently finished pilot project to develop a …

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Reduce Waste from Unwanted Junk Mail

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Modified and reprinted with author’s permission Save time and paper. Although much junk mail, including catalogs, windowed envelopes and advertisements, can be recycled, it is a worthwhile effort to reduce this waste stream at its source. Nearly 32 pounds of paper and plastic go into the …

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Buy Less

Erika Rood Do It Green! Minnesota Annie Leonard’s movie, “The Story of Stuff”, points out that Americans consume 30% of the world’s resources and produce 30% of the world’s waste; however, the US has only 5% of the world’s population. We consume more than any other nation, and we work …

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