According to ForestEthics:
- The world's remaining intact and old growth forests store incredible amounts of carbon, one of the greenhouse gases that contributes to global warming. The logging of these forests releases all of the stored carbon back into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change. Deforestation and forest degradation account for 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions -- that's more emissions than transportation.
- Each year, catalog retailers mail out more than 20 billion catalogs in North America. Meanwhile, hardly any paper contains recycled content. This means every year, more than eight million tons of trees are used to make catalogs -- most of which are unread and discarded.
- Americans spend an average of eight months of their lives opening bulk mail.
For example: "Sears/Lands' End sends out an estimated 425 million catalogs each year -- enough to wrap the actual Sears Tower 2100 times. This practice is leading to the destruction of Endangered Forests like North America's Boreal Forest."