We receive a lot of catalogs, and at this time of year we are postively inundated. Once upon a time I used to enjoy receiving these, but that was before internet shopping made it easy to browse and buy. Now all those catalogs are just house clutter and a waste of natural resources. The CatalogChoice.org site offers a couple of interesting facts:
- Over eight million tons of trees are consumed each year in the production of paper catalogs.
- The production and disposal of direct mail alone consumes more energy than three million cars.
It can take 10 weeks for an "opt out" request to take effect, but it's still a fantastic idea. I registered 5 catalogs we received yesterday, and will add more as they fill up our mailbox.