Earth Matters: Interested in Slowing the Flow?
Monday, February 23, 2009 11:00 PM

The average American used 10,355 sheets of paper in 2005. You can make a difference by recycling paper and reducing your junk mail. Learn how to remove your name from junk mail lists at For example, households can significantly reduce their advertising mail by registering with the Direct Marketing Association’s Mail Preference Service ( It’s easy to do, and you’ll be reaching some of the biggest direct marketers in the country with a single letter. Your registration will remain in effect for 5 years ($1 registration fee). Another site,, is a free service that lets you set mail preferences for paper catalogs you no longer wish to receive. So start that mailbox makeover today!