Ho Ho...Uh Oh!
Another Year of Holiday Catalogs
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Friday, Dec 10, 2010 Updated at 3:43 PM PDT
We don't ask for them, yet we all pay dearly to get rid of them, holiday catalogs, leaving a trail of waste from deforestation to the dump!
I'm Suzanne Shaw, Editorial Director.
The average American gets 70 catalogs a year. The trees and chemicals needed to produce them is staggering. Yet, we not only subsidize the low rates for junk mail, we pay again, to haul it away!
You can stop some of the waste by taking your name off the lists, it's free at catalogchoice.org.
But that's not enough. Like the national "Do Not Call Registry" which blocks telemarketers, NBC Bay Area supports a "Do Not Mail Registry." Urge your legislators to do the right thing! As with many reforms, what starts in the Bay Area can go national.
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