Turns out Eric Scheie and I are fighting the same battle today. My efforts are far more modest than Eric’s, involving one puny schredder and a few garbage bags. Still, there is a lot of paper I HAVE to keep, mostly related to Janet’s psychotherapy practice. Stuff I can’t distroy for a few years yet due to some rather vague legal reason. Ack. Nonetheless, I toss what I can.
What’s interesting about the battle in Eric’s trench is he apperently gets far mor junk mail than I. He quotes from these folks:
“The amount of paper junk mail sent each year in the USA is staggering — some 4 million tons, nearly half of which is never opened.”
The most staggering thing about that statistic, assuming it’s true, is that of those 4 million tons, over half of it actually is opened.
Who are these people?