The Junky Part of Junk Mail

If you receive our semi-annual newsletter in the mail, you will notice something different this April. It is just one page. Here at Recycle Utah, we are committed to limiting our paper usage and utilizing your donations in the most responsible way possible, which means cutting back on our paper printing.

It is estimated that each household gets 848 pieces of junk mail a year. That equates to about 100 million trees being cut down.  And, estimates show that about half of it ends up in the landfill.  So, what is our commitment to you? Our limited mailings will always come on 100% recycled paper and can be recycled in your curbside bin or at Recycle Utah. We don’t use envelopes with our newsletters, but when you do receive an envelope with a plastic window for the address, remember it can be recycled too!

We understand that many of you utilize our newsletter as a resource for contact information, event dates and news. This is why, if you choose, you will still receive an abridged version of our newsletter twice a year. However, if receiving this information and donating online works better for you, please email Haley Lebsack at outreach@recycleutah.org.

Want to limit the junk mail that comes to your house?  Check out these simple tips by EcoCycle.

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