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Old 03-15-2009, 07:45 AM   #1
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I feel fortunate that I have the ability to recycle just about everything that comes through my front door. Everything from yard debris, some food scrapes, glass jars, aerosol cans and paper. However the plan of attack is to stop some of this stuff from making it through the front door to begin with. Direct mail marketing was one of my first jobs out of high school and I know first-hand that there are some jobs that depend on providing all kinds of information. However, if you too want to stop or slow down "junk mail" see if something in this link will help you. All I know, is when I've gone camping for a week... I get a bunch of paper stuff I'll never read.

Banish junk mail

Too, I get no less than five big telephone books. What a waste... I usually look stuff up online. Here's a link to opt out: Yellow Pages Goes Green.

Just remember, in order for these to work you must supply your name/address. Decide if you're willing to provide that info.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:03 AM   #2
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Hi: Donna... I realize that not having it clutter up your mail box is best, but shredded newspapers etc makes wonderful dry waste for your composter. The inks used now are vegetable based so... shredded to composter / tomato's to table!!!
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:09 AM   #3
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Agreed Alf, but in my case I have plenty of grass clippings (1/4 acre of grass) and lots of dried leaves to put in the mix. I have a composter thanks to my garbage hauler. Now if I can just remember to go out and sprinkle water on it and turn it once in a while!
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:06 AM   #4
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That much grass in Oregon You may need a goat! A lot of campgrounds are recycling as well. My biggest problem is to remember to return the shopping bag I bought to my truck so I do not have to haul home another plastic bag. Maybe attach it to my neck
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Hi: Taylor... "Plastic Bag" . That'll be 5 cents please!!! What'll we put our "Trailer Trash" in when there are no more plastic bags???
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Hi: Taylor... "Plastic Bag" . That'll be 5 cents please!!! What'll we put our "Trailer Trash" in when there are no more plastic bags???
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That is exactly what my wife uses them for. I am trying to remember what did we do before plastics ????
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Hi Taylor... One of the few things I remember from Boy Scouts was "Burn/Bash/Bury". The Man from Glad always touted plastic over(soggy) paper!!!
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I feel fortunate that I have the ability to recycle just about everything that comes through my front door. Everything from yard debris, some food scrapes, glass jars, aerosol cans and paper. However the plan of attack is to stop some of this stuff from making it through the front door to begin with. Direct mail marketing was one of my first jobs out of high school and I know first-hand that there are some jobs that depend on providing all kinds of information. However, if you too want to stop or slow down "junk mail" see if something in this link will help you. All I know, is when I've gone camping for a week... I get a bunch of paper stuff I'll never read.

Banish junk mail

Too, I get no less than five big telephone books. What a waste... I usually look stuff up online. Here's a link to opt out: Yellow Pages Goes Green.

Just remember, in order for these to work you must supply your name/address. Decide if you're willing to provide that info.
For some reason every time I hear "carbon footprint" I think of my mother yelling at me for tracking in dirt on my bare feet (which were not dressed in shoes until I was six at least).
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Once upon a time I was able to opt out of junk mail by filling out a form that prevented mail that was not specifically addressed to me by name from being put into my mailbox. The post office no longer offers this option because, as I was informed by several mailcarriers, companies that send out bulk mailings have paid for those mailings to be delivered-- whether you want it or not or whether the mailcarrier wants to put all that junk in our boxes or not. This practice is such a waste on so many levels!
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