More than 20 billion paper catalogs are mailed every year in the United States. Many are unread and unrecycled, going straight from the mailbox to the trash can and on to the landfill. If there are some catalogs you enjoy receiving and browsing through, think digital instead. Many major retailers are now offering free downloadable versions of their catalogs to smart tablet devices like the iPad. You can subscribe just like a magazine; when new ones are available, they'll be updated automatically and ready to browse immediately. Paperless catalogs are one more way technology is helping to green our lives.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION