There are plenty of "compostable" products out there and I am suspicious of them all. Truth is, nearly everything disintegrates, eventually. But the real question is, how long does it take? A millennium? And what becomes of the original material? Is it helpful or harmful to the environment? Even plastic bags eventually break down into smaller bits of plastic that, of course, end up being consumed by animals, fish, you and me. ...more
Junk mail is more than simply annoying. It also uses valuable resources. Each year 100 million trees are ground up to produce junk mail. Approximately 44% of all junk mail is thrown in the trash, unopened and unread. Not surprisingly, about 40% of the solid mass that makes up our landfills is paper and paperboard waste.