From junk mail to spam mail to phone solicitors, keeping the junk out of our homes is sometimes out of our hands. Sure, you can recycle it on your way into the house—but who sorts their mail while walking? Besides, winter’s coming up soon, and that sidewalk’s gonna be slippery. No walking-sorting hybrid multitasking for you.
So then what are you left with? Piles of junk that require more sorting, recycling, pitching, or diabolical plotting (ever sent those reply-cards with free postage back empty, or with a “surprise” in them? I usually include a leaflet about saying no to fur or something. Fun!).