David Saks: Junk Mail : God Help Us !

David Saks - Real Estate Broker - The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc. - 4040 North Watkins-Suite #4 - Memphis, Tennessee 38127 - Phone (901) 357-4663

Junk Mail : God Help Us !

                                                        junk

Here are twenty reason to eliminate junk mail. Works for me ! How about you ?

1. The benefit of reducing negative environmental impact is nearly incalculable.

2. Labor costs would be reduced.

3. Excessive and uncompromising storage requirements would be eliminated from bulk.

4. Trash collections would be lighter on community sanitation efforts

5. Landfills less overflowing.

6. 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.

7. 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 2.8 million cars.

8. Save water. About 28 billion gallons of water are wasted to produce and recycle junk each year.

9. Save time. You waste about 70 hours a year dealing with junk mail.

10. The pulp and paper industry is the single largest consumer of water used in industrial activities in developed countries, and it's the third-largest industrial greenhouse gas emitter (after the chemical and steel industries).

11. The average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail each year (about 560 pieces). 44% goes to the landfill unopened.

12. On average, we receive 10.8 pieces of junk mail a week, compared to only 1.5 personal letters.

13. More than 62 billion pieces (4 million tons) of junk mail are produced each year.

14. The majority of household waste consists of junk mail.

15. 40% of the solid mass that makes up our landfills is paper and paperboard waste.

16. Junk mail inks have high concentrations of heavy metals, making the paper difficult to recycle.

17. $320 million of local taxes are used to dispose of junk mail each year.

18. California's state and local governments spend $500,000 a year collecting and disposing of AOL's direct mail disks alone.

19. Transporting junk mail costs $550 million a year.

20. Lists of names and addresses used in bulk mailings reside in mass data-collection networks. Your name is typically worth 3 to 20 cents each time it is sold.

Want to add anything to the list ?




David Saks



Time&Temp Memphis

Legal Disclaimer
Please be advised that:

 The information and notices contained in this blog are intended to summarize recent developments and news. The posts are presented as general research and information. These posts are not intended, nor should be regarded, as legal advice. Some blog posts concern allegations made in civil lawsuits and in criminal indictments in United States Courts. All persons are presumed innocent until convicted of a crime and proven guilty. Readers who have particular questions or who believe that they need legal counsel should seek the advice of a qualified attorney. It is neither the editor's or author's intention to create a confidential relationship or any broker-client relationship via communication from this site at any time. Please consult with your state real estate board if questions & answers in the education section conflict with the laws of your region or if you need clarification regarding their applicability or how they may govern the services that you provide.

By entering this web site, you understand the following:
When you select a link to an outside Web site, you are subject to the privacy, copyright, security, and information quality policies of that Web site. David Saks:
1.DOES NOT control or guarantee the accuracy, legality, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked Web site;
2.DOES NOT endorse linked Web sites, the views they express, or the products/services they offer unless linked web sites, the views they express, or the products/services they offer endorse or support David Saks in accordance with the standards of the Tennessee Real Estate Commission and the Federal Government's laws regarding commerce and the application, solicitation and transmission of internet-related concerns, commerce or social networking;
3.CANNOT authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites;
4.IS NOT responsible for transmissions users receive from linked Web sites;
5. That DavidSaks.Com is biographical & real estate related. Some links within will leave this site.
6. http://activerain.com/profile/davidsaks is internet-compliant & abides by the rules & regulations of the Tennessee Real Estate Commission, Eve Maxwell, Executive Director.
7. Unless indicated otherwise, ActiveRain does offer listings, or IDX and is provided for licensed salespersons, brokers, buyers & sellers of real property as a community & professional service.
8. David Saks is a retired / licensed real estate broker in the State of Tennessee, license #290452, and an independent contractor.
9. Information is believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed, at any realty link or document connected to the World Wide Web & viewable by anyone connected to the internet who has a web browser.
10. Brokers, buyers, sellers, agents & anyone should independently verify any information prior to submitting any offer to purchase goods & services from any link.
11. Please Visit The American Real Estate Alliance or Memphis.8k.Com for additional information regarding property issues for real estate professionals and consumers.

 

Photos © & Licensed by Nova Development

All Content Protected © 
Before you even think about
committing a real estate crime
click this red button.
Real Estate Crimes

© All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

"Information generated by the Department of Justice is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used without the Department’s permission. Citation to the Department of Justice as the source of the information is appreciated, as appropriate."

Department of Justice Legal Policies


 

  Real Estate Crimes

 

Click "HERE" For Today's Question

 

 

TheListen Now!

David Saks Show

Saturday Nite

9pm-12am Central

University of Memphis

WUMR

 

Support
America's Hobby

Click Elvis

Mr.Saks' participation in ActiveRain ended April 13, 2015.

His blog archives will remain online.

May God bless you.

Comment balloon 6 commentsDavid Saks • May 25 2008 06:49PM

Comments

between all the junk mail, and juk email, who knows how much time I lose sifting through them...

Posted by Konnie Mac McCarthy, Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!" (MacNificent Properties, LLC) over 11 years ago

If I got paid even minimum wage for the time I spend sorting and trashing junk mail I could probably retire, Konnie. Thanks for posting, and I hope you have agreat holiday weekend.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) over 11 years ago

Awesome list, David.

ForestEthics has a campaign for a national Do Not Mail Registry. Sign the petition at donotmail.org.

Here's another stat for you: 30% of all the mail delivered in the world is US junk mail. That is insane!

Why are we receiving nearly a third of the world's mail, when we don't want it and never asked for it?

 

When you then factor in that deforestation accounts for 20% of global carbon emissions, it's clear that this outdated practice cannot help us meet the challenges of the 21st century.

donotmail.org

Posted by Will over 11 years ago

Thanks, Will .We're up to our necks in junk mail.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) over 11 years ago

I was way too busy to deal with all the junk mail I was receiving, all the shredding of Credit card offers, sifting through it to remove personal information and just to see if bills were stuffed in between the weekly mailers.  I signed up for a membership with <a href=http://www.myjunktree.com>Myjunktree</a>.  It was the best thing I ever did.  It was quick and easy to stop all that junk coming to my mailbox.  I flat do not get credit card offers anymore and this used to be a daily occurrence.  As catalogs came in I stopped them with a simple click of a button.  It was great.  I do not recycle as much anymore, but I don't have to.  I almost look forward to going to teh mailbox.  I wish it was this easy to stop teh bills from coming in.

Posted by Garetjax over 11 years ago

Thanks for the link, Garetjax, and for the comment, too. Good to hear from you.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) over 11 years ago

This blog does not allow anonymous comments