Stop the Phonebooks Please!

Wanna stop getting phonebooks?

Why should I?
Read the data below and help the environement.  You can sign up and never receive another paper phonebook.

The Benefits

  • More paper for textbooks. About 540 million unsolicited phonebooks arrive at American doors annually – takes a lotta trees to make those.
  • Majoring in waste reduction. Phonebooks make for about 660,000 tons of trash every year.
  • Extra credit: less annoyance. Just lugging phonebooks into the house when you know you’ll never use them is a pain.

Personally Speaking

None of us have used a paper phonebook since the advent of Google SMS (send a text message to 466453 with business name and zip code, and you’ll get the number and address sent to you).

Wanna Try?

  • YellowPagesGoesGreen – enter your info here to get your name off the mailing list.
  • Earth 911 – recycle your old phonebooks (if you have curbside recycling, just toss them in there

From Ideal Bit: a sassier shade of green

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