All those catalogs: According to Catalog Choice, U.S. households receive over 83 billion pieces of advertising mail each year. The organization estimates that, 46% is never read and 38% is not recycled.
While we all like to look at the nice pictures of items in catalogues, the Internet affords us an equally pleasing view of most catalogues. Ordering items online is certainly faster and easier than ordering through catalogues. Catalogue Choice offers an easy "opt out" online answer to many of the most popular catalogues. It may take some persistence on our part to eliminate catalogue mailings as retailers like us to receive their catalogues, but even a small reduction in catalogue production can have a huge impact on our environment.