"Tired of all the wasteful catalogs you get?"
Then I have the website for you: www.catalogchoice.org.
This is a free, on-line service that allows people to easily “opt out” of receiving unwanted catalogs. It is being operated by the Catalog Choice Task Force, which includes the Ecology Center, NRDC, and the National Wildlife Federation.
Each year, 19 billion catalogs are mailed to American consumers. The climate impacts alone are staggering:
- 53 million trees used
- 5.2 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equal to the annual emissions of two million cars
Do we really need so many catalogs when we’ve got the internet at our fingertips?