Unwanted Mail - Recycle That Junk
Almost anyone who has a mailbox has gotten a good supply of unwanted mail. The tendency is to simply drop all that junk in the trashcan - sometimes known as "File 13." But there is a good use for that unwanted mail - in your local recycle bins. There has been significant attention paid to the need for recycling over the past few years as it becomes clear that the natural resources are not renewing themselves as quickly as they are being depleted. As more attention is being paid to the need to recycle, more people are paying attention to what they do with that unwanted mail that seems to pour into the mailbox. There are some things to remember when recycling unwanted mail. Arguably the most important is the kind of paper and printing done on the unwanted mail. Typically, recycling centers accept only newsprint and white paper documents for recycling. That means that your slick or glossy papers shouldn't be included in your paper recycling bins. It doesn't necessarily mean that only white paper is accepted. Your colored pages are also usually accepted for recycling as long as they are not glossy or slick. With that in mind, stop for a moment and take a look at your unwanted mail from a single week. How many circulars did you received this week? Did you get one or more free newspapers or advertising supplements? Have you gotten salespapers from your area grocers or other retailers? Any of these are ideal for recycling. Consider the benefits of recycling your unwanted mail. Not only will you be saving space in your trash bin, you'll be saving space in our landfills and aiding the recycling efforts. It's easy to say that those people who send out mass mailings of unwanted mail should stop the process, but the fact is that it's an effective marketing tool and it's not likely to stop soon. But it doesn't mean that you can't do your part by recycling that unwanted mail.