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Stop Phone Book Waste

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, greenliving, protection )

- 683 days ago -
Every year, hundreds of millions of phone books are printed and distributed in the United States, and many of them go straight into trash cans or recycling bins. While many Americans see this as just a way of life, they may not truly understand the

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Angelika R. (145)
Monday January 13, 2014, 8:01 am
AGAIN just * headshaking* - I understand from the article that EVERY household/subscriber gets each new edition of hone directories AUTOMATICALLY distributed/delivered !??
For about 10 yrs we receive-only if we have been LISTED in the phone books (optional!)- a POSTCARD that authorised us to either pick up the ipdated new books or NOT. That pick up place, usually local post office, has their containers for the old books right there.

Angelika R. (145)
Monday January 13, 2014, 8:02 am
Read: SINCE 10 years..

Past Member (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 12:01 pm
In my neck of the woods most businesses (small, local, family-owned) don't have websites and I refuse to call Informaton at $0.35 a pop. My phone book is well-used and re-used for various projects and such. (No, I'm not so rural that it ends up in the outhouse! LOL!)

S S. (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 1:28 pm
Thank you.

. (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 4:47 pm
We get new phone books a lot. They shouldn't print it all the time. Thanks for sharing, Cher.

Laudia Price (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 7:06 pm
okay your article is not very clear and the site i visited posting it. I though recycling paper was the same thing and put my phone books in their to be recycled to. So shouldn't mine get recycled with my recycled paper.?

Hartson Doak (36)
Monday January 13, 2014, 9:42 pm
Twice a year, there are competing phone books delivered to where I live. Most go straight into the trash. If it isn't online, I do not look in the phone book.
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