Hey team, and welcome back to one5c. Today’s message is simple: Make less trash. Municipal solid waste—aka garbage—is the third-largest source of methane emissions in the U.S., which is the greenhouse equivalent of 23.1 million cars. And a lot of what comes into our homes is rubbish right off the rip. I’m talking about junk mail, the mirepoix of promotional mailers that pile up next to your keys and have your letter carrier cursing the latest “Hey, it’s Thursday!” sale at Macy’s.
That’s why I asked Leslie to figure how each of us can cut that flow of trash off at the source. Share it with a loved one who’s still got last summer’s L.L. Bean catalog in a stack on the kitchen table. —Corinne