Good news! You can reduce that messy pile of junk mail and old, unneeded receipts littering your home while fighting climate change.

 

Trees are cut down and energy is used to produce paper that ends up being unwanted waste. Preventing trees from becoming trash can be easy.

 

To remove yourself from most unsolicited mailing lists, visit this Federal Trade Commission website for options. For other junk mail, you may have to contact the sender directly.

 

The next time you buy something you likely won't need to return, let the cashier know not to print a receipt. If you're a college student and want to go a step further, advocate for your campus vendors to adopt an "opt-in" receipt policy. "Opt-in" means vendors will only print receipts if a customer asks for one. This can save them money and reduce waste on campus!

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