41pounds.org is a community of people working to eliminate a big personal nuisance and environmental hazard – junk mail. Our name comes from the amount of junk mail the average person receives each year (credit card applications, catalogs, coupon books, etc.) which for the most part goes directly into the trash can or recycling bin. Even with recycling programs all over the country, the majority of household waste is junk mail, and paper takes up about 40% of landfill space! 41pounds.org was founded by three brothers in Ferndale, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit) in 2006. Since then, 41pounds.org has grown by word of mouth and through partnerships with nonprofit organizations who share our goals and our excitement about the impact of stopping junk mail. For more information, please visit our website.

Environmental Commitment

41pounds is making a $15 donation, which will offset 4000 pounds of CO2, to Carbonfund.org for every person who signs up and selects Carbonfund.org as their charity of choice.

“41pounds is pleased to offer our customers the option of directing more than one-third of their service fee to Carbonfund.org in order to offset a major portion of their carbon footprint,” said Tim Pfannes, co-founder of 41pounds. “We hope more people recognize that they don’t have to accept the 41 pounds of junk mail that the average American receives every year. Instead, they can support healthy forests and clean energy.”
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