Factoid Fridays: Trees Which Become Catalogs
Green Dimes has been getting the catalogs and junk mail out of my mailbox in terrific fashion, but just yesterday I realized that I had been sold out again and a whole new flock of hybrids were nesting in the box. I thought I would like to share some collected factoids about trees as catalogs begin arriving for a new holiday season.
- Green Dimes stats as of 9-11-2008:
- 300,769 people helped
- 1,161,731 trees planted
- 2,388.541 catalogs stopped
- 11,356,348 pounds of junk mail stopped!
Here’s some interesting stats on catalog waste I received from TMCNetblogger.com:
- Over eight million tons of trees are consumed each year in the production of paper catalogs.
- Nearly half of the planet’s original forest cover is gone today. Forests have effectively disappeared in 25 countries, and another 29 have lost more than 90% of their forest cover.
- More than one billion people living in extreme poverty around the world depend on forests for their livelihoods.
- There are other significant environmental impacts from the catalog cycle. The production and disposal of direct mail alone consumes more energy than three million cars.
- The manufacturing, distribution, collection and disposal of catalogs require energy which will generate “global warming gases”.
Tom Keating author TMC NetBloggers, November 28, 2007 10:02 AM
What kinds of trees are you planting?
What do you do to make the catalogs stop or the junk mail?
Where do you find interesting information about trees or catalogs?