X is for X Out Your Phone Book

Let your fingers do your walking online. 
Consider if you really need a paper phone book. If not, call to stop phone book delivery and use an online directory instead. Some estimate that telephone books make up almost ten percent of waste at dump sites. And if you still receive the book, don’t forget to recycle your old volumes. Put phone books on your no-call list.

What other “X”-things can you do to protect the earth?

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Tim C.
Tim C.3 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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g d c.3 years ago


Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago


Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M.3 years ago

Thanks for this Ronnie C. I will probably be opting out, even though I put the old books to good use or recycle, as the print is getting extremely small. I have to use a magnifying glass and 'my eyes are good'. I guess I shouldn't complain as I know the phone co. is trying to cut down on
the paper they use.

Cecily P.
Cecily P.4 years ago

Great thinking!

Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad4 years ago

I have not maintained having a phone book for over 10 years as they are big and bulky and most heavily burdening!

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V.4 years ago


Abbe A.
Azaima A.4 years ago

good idea