Get To Know
More About Mail
The information presented here is intended to
help journalists, researchers, policymakers, and others discern the facts from the myths about mail, its role
in society today, the contribution it makes to our nation's
economy, and its impact on the nation's ecological welfare.
Be sure to read: "Mad
As Hell" by PostCom President Gene
It's a good primer on discerning the
facts versus the myths about mail.
What Can You Find Here?
Jobs. You can learn more about mail
and jobs. In particular, you can learn that jobs related to
the mail are everywhere, local, important, within our
borders and dependent on continuing levels of mail volume.
Ecology. You can use our simple
question-and-answer format to understand more about such
issues as waste, landfills and the virtually invisible
environmental impact represented by mail. This material
includes a number of links to primary sources, typically
Trees. Learn the facts aobut forests
and trees. This material explains such issues as old
forests, tree farms, how lumber is valued, recycling and the
fact that the volume of trees in the United States has grown
enormously in the past several decades.
Check the Facts. Before
you buy anyone's arguments about mail and society, check
your facts. We provide you with a simple, understandable
fact sheets that can help facilitate your
true appreciation of the value of mail.
Other Informational Materials. There
are other materials on this site that can help you put into
perspective the arguments made pro and con on the value of
mail in general, and advertising mail in particular, to the
nation, its economy, and ecological well-being.
Resource Links By Alpha
* EPA Report on Solid Waste
EPA Landfill Chart
Everyday Can Be Special When
You Shop By Mail
* Mail, Paper and Recycling
* Mail: The American Jobs Machine
Mail, Trees & Common Sense
* Myths Versus Reality--The Inside
Story About Advertising Mail
Paper Data Stats
Subtitle D Waste Categories
The Facts About America's
Uncle Sam Has Something
To Say He Uses The Mail
Who Uses Advertising Mail
Why Every Major Green Group
You Work Hard For Your Money