From Forest Ethics and this is very easy to do- follow the clicks and it’s easy to email your protest!
When Sears started their catalog twelve decades ago, they pioneered the practices that have left us overwhelmed by junk mail. Now, Sears sends over 425 million catalogs a year (including 270 million Lands’ End catalogs). That’s enough paper to completely wrap the Sears Tower six times a day, every day, for an entire year.
And all of that paper has a high price. These catalogs are printed with almost no post-consumer recycled content. While Sears has talked about adopting a new paper policy, they have been stalling for over two years– refusing to make any real commitment to protect the Endangered Forests that are cut down to create their catalogs. This puts animals, plants, and the people who depend on these forests at risk.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Will you tell Sears that if they’re going to send you catalogs, at the very least they must follow the environmentally responisible footsteps of companies like Victoria’s Secret and Crate & Barrel?
To reduce their impact on Endangered Forests, Sears/Lands’ End must:
- stop purchasing paper that come from Endangered Forests,
- stop sourcing from off-limits threatened caribou range,
- maximize the post-consumer recycled paper in catalogs and junk mail,
- ensure that all remaining virgin fiber has Forest Stewardship Council certification, and
- implement strategies to reduce paper use, overall.
It’s time for Sears to adopt a strong paper policy that protects forests, reduces paper use, and respects our mailboxes!