1000 Flowers for the Planet - #559 Invest in a Rubber Return Address Stamp
For those who post a lot of letters, or maybe just at Christmas time when you send a lot of cards, writing out your return address on the envelope multiple times is tedious. Many people spend money on return address labels – these are made with a plastic coating, on a plastic backing, with adhesives that include ingredients that are toxic to the environment. An alternative idea is to invest in a rubber stamp, preferably the old wooden style one so the materials are wood and rubber. You then need an inkpad, but both of these items will last forever. If you end up purchasing a plastic self-inking rubber stamp, that would be a good second choice and still better than stickers. Remember that both the wooden type and the plastic type can be reused, even when you change your address – only the rubber part with the information needs to be changed. This saves the environment from waste, means you stop buying a single use item, saves resources over a longer timeframe and the tool will last forever.