Every time a phone book shows up in front of my door, my first thoughts are, “Not again. Now how am I going to recycle this?”
I have used a paper phone book maybe five times in the last ten years. What a waste. All that paper and energy to manufacture and deliver over 500 million phone books annually. And then the energy to dispose of the same, including the burden on local landfills because most people just throw them out, instead of recycling them.
Now there’s hope. YellowPagesGoesGreen.org will let you say “no thanks” to unsolicited Yellow Pages and White Pages delivery.
How it works:
Individual Yellow and White Page organizations state that you can call them and they will put you on a list to not deliver books. But they are not held liable or accountable if the book shows up anyway. http://www.YellowPagesGoesGreen .org will contact the publishers with the sign up forms to have them “opt out” the individual or business that signs up. It will be the responsibility of the publishers to act in accordance to the consumer’s demands.
It looks like YellowPagesGoesGreen.org doesn’t guarantee that the phone books won’t show up. However, there are two good reasons to use this FREE service:
- Using their form saves you the hassle of finding the numbers for and making two calls–one to Yellow Pages, one to White Pages.
- You add your name to a grassroots movement that will help address this wasteful practice.
Sign up now! YellowPagesGoesGreen.org.