JUNK MAIL EXPERIMENT
100 million trees are cut down to produce
junk mail annually.
The majority of junk mail is produced from
In 2006, Americans received 77 billion
pieces of junk mail.
In 2006, more than 15 million trees were
cut down to produce the 1.8 billion pounds of undeliverable junk
mail. (That’s above and beyond what was delivered.)
44% of the junk mail received goes unopened
into the landfill.
59 catalogs on average are sent annually
to each man, woman, and child in the U.S.
Victoria’s Secret alone sends 395
million catalogs a year.
Junk mail uses more landfill space than
disposable diapers and polystyrene foam products combined.
The average American will spend 8 months
of their life handling junk mail.
The U.S. Postal Service does not use the
term junk mail, referring to bulk mailers as their clients.
Each postal carrier hauls 18 tons of junk
According to The U.S. Postal Service, “…about
half of us enjoy receiving bulk mail, one in 20 of us would like
to receive more and 40 percent would like to receive less.”