Ad-stuffed newspapers not 'thinking green'
July 3, 2008 · Updated 8:38 PM
Twice lately, my News-Times has arrived so stuffed with ads that its difficult to extract from my paper box. When put on my scale, I discovered that it weighed over one pound! At one point years ago, I called my local paper and offered to pay more for a subscription to the paper if it could be delivered without ads, and I was informed that the money they were paid for including the ads was what kept them in business.
Weekly I trudge to the recycle center weighed down by papers with ads too bulky to stockpile. In this day of thinking green, does any of this make sense?