Conservation group ForestEthics has released their annual “Naughty or Nice” list of corporations regarding their treatment of our forests. These ten companies continue to fill your mailbox with junk at the expense of the trees.
The list, determined by four separate criteria, includes a “Checking Twice” category for companies in a gray area. JC Penny has decreased their direct mail use but still supports logging companies, so while they stay out the top 10 snail-mail-spammers, but still aren’t free of all charges.
Check out the rest of the list, along with 10 other companies who are being nice to the trees, below:
If it’s not clear, lumps of coal are bad, fruit cakes are signs that the company is improving, and the reindeer are like gold stars. They are rated on their protection of endangered forests, their adoption of Forest Stewardship Council certified paper, their use of recycled paper, and finally the extensiveness of their direct mail advertising.
If you’re sick of the junk, make sure to sign ForestEthics’ petition to stop junk mail called Do Not Mail. And remember to recycle all the junk that ends up in your box–it’s the least we can do while they’re still sending it our way.
For a PDF file of the list with more information, click here.
Chart Courtesy of ForestEthics.