One of the few good things about junk mail is that it can be turned it into art. Take, for instance, this 5ft tall junk mail tower made by artist Anne Cohen.
According to the Mail the tower consist of all the junk mail delivered to her by hand. For a reason not mentioned in the article the tower does not contain junk mail delivered by her postman - maybe the spike wouldn't be long enough if Royal Mail's 'door-to-door' items were included as well.
Mrs Cohen started her exhibit on 1 January and will continue turning junk mail into art until the end of the year. She hopes the tower will get people talking about the volume of junk mail delivered in her neighbourhood. She told the Mail:
We just get so much junk mail. We're totally inundated. There are lots of students around here so we get masses of takeaway leaflets in particular. […] There are 200 houses in our street. Can you imagine 200 times this amount of paper?
Once the piece is finished Mrs Cohen will spray and preserve the tower so that it can go on display in a gallery.