Limitless Paper In A Paperless World

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“For as long as I can remember, futurists have been telling us about life in a paperless world. Technology, the logic went, would free us from our precious paper. With major advancements in personal computing and broadband capabilities, paper was destined to become a thing of the past, joining the telex machine and Menudo in the recesses of our collective memory.

More recently, an alternative theory has been postulated by Michael Scott, a Scranton-based regional manager for a medium sized paper company: “”Limitless paper in a paperless world.””

Regardless of which theory you subscribe to, one thing is certain: we all receive far too much paper via junk mail. And by junk mail, I mean everything from that latest International Male catalog to the endless stream of Capital One credit card solicitations. It never seems to end. The average person receives 41 pounds of junk mail per year, a stunning figure considering that 40% of landfill space if taken up by paper. One Michigan-based non-profit, 41pounds.org is out to change our paper mountain building habit, one Publishers Clearing House “”You’re A Winner!”” solicitation at a time.

I could blog on and on about how their program works, how they give a huge chunk of your $41 fee to a charitable organization of your choice, and how you’ll never have to look at another Pottery Barn Kids catalog again… but you’re better off just checking out the site for yourself. Do your mail box- and the earth- a favor and check it out- click here.”

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Jon Effron is widely regarded as one of the leading Realtors in Atlanta, working with both buyers and sellers throughout the metro area to maximize their real estate investments. In 2014, Jon was the #1 individual agent at Keller Williams Intown, one of the largest brokerages in Intown Atlanta. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jon was the Vice President of Development at Tujay Group, an Atlanta real estate development firm. His career pre-real estate included stints at ABCNews.com, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and Elite Traveler magazine, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing.