|What a week's worth of junk mail looks like living in Las Vegas|
- More than 100 million trees are destroyed each year to produce junk mail.
- 42% of timber harvested nationwide becomes pulpwood for paper.
- The world’s temperate forests absorb 2 billion tons of carbon annually.
- Creating and shipping junk mail produces more greenhouse gas emissions than 9 million cars.
- About 28 billion gallons of water are wasted to produce and recycle junk each year.
- 40% of the solid mass that makes up our landfills is paper and paperboard waste.
- Junk mail inks have high concentrations of heavy metals, making the paper difficult to recycle.
- $320 million of local taxes are used to dispose of junk mail each year.
- Transporting junk mail costs $550 million a year.
- The average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail each year. 44% goes to the landfill unopened.
- On average, we receive 16 pieces of junk mail a week, compared to only 1.5 personal letters.
- You waste about 70 hours a year dealing with junk mail.
Buff Buzz will not use direct mailers or junk mail as a form of communication.
Bring in a week's worth of junk mail to recycle at Buff Buzz, you'll get a free week pass.
PS: Nothing against any brands that may appear in the pile of recycled direct mailers; facts are facts.