Opt out of receiving phone books

Avoid waste! If you don’t use them, opt out of receiving paper phone books (both Yellow Pages and White Pages): Yellow Pages Opt Out

According to the nonprofit YellowPagesGoesGreen.org, more than 500 million phone directories ”nearly two books for every American”are printed and distributed every year in the U.S., taking with them some 19 million trees. Upwards of 1.6 billion pounds of paper are generated to produce the books from these felled trees, while 7.2 million barrels of oil are churned through in creating them (not including the gasoline used for local deliveries). Producing the directories also uses up 3.2 billion kilowatt hours of electricity and generates 268,000 cubic yards of solid waste that ends up in landfills (not including the books themselves, many of which eventually end up in landfills in areas where recycling is not available or convenient). The Good Human

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