Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A waste of paper

It's that time of the year again when we get bombarded with catalogs in the mail. While I find the vast majority of these a total waste of paper and they usually end up in the recycle bin before even being read, there are a couple catalogs I enjoy reading. One of them is from REI - the outdoor supply store.

However, I was a bit disappointed by the most recent mailing from REI. At first glance, it appears to be a new holiday catalog, however, aside from the front and back outer cover, the catalog is page-for-page identical to the catalog they sent out a month ago! Talk about a complete waste of paper!

One could have hoped that an outdoor supply store would be a bit more environmentally conscious, but no, they're jumping on the holiday shopping bandwagon just like everyone else. They just churn out another 60+ page catalog with identical content from the previous month... Oh well. At least they used recycled paper.