A couple days ago, Ecorazzi reported that Ringo Starr announced he would start throwing away all fan mail after October 20th. The media went a little nutso with the news, accusing the ex-Beatle of being ungrateful for his fans. To clarify the decision, Ringo released another statement on his website.
Starr insists the ‘ban’ on fan mail was “in direct response to an inordinate amount of items which have recently appeared for sale on eBay, and to those that repeatedly send cards and items to be signed.” He added, “(It’s) a waste of paper and we all should be mindful of our carbon footprint.”
Here’s some brain candy: the average American uses more than 730 pounds of paper each year, which ends up making close to 40% of our garbage. Here at the Razz we’re always excited when a star is aware of their carbon footprint and fully support Ringo in his decision to lighten his load. Peace and love, Ringo. Peace and love!