Did you know that an estimated 5 million trees are cut down each year to create white pages phone books and that according to a recent survey conducted with Harris Interactive, only 22% of recipients recycle when disposing of them, which explains why approximately 165,000 tons of waste end up in landfills? In addition, another survey shows that almost 75% of consumers are completely unaware of the environmental and financial impact in printing, delivering and recycling these books. Given that you likely use online directories, social networks and mobile phone applications to find the contact information you need, it simply does not make sense to have the white pages phone books forcefully delivered to us every year!
In honor of Earth Day, and the spirit of living an eco-friendly lifestyle, I want to encourage you to think about using online resources such as WhitePages.com as a green way to look up phone numbers and info you need, rather than the phone book.
When was the last time you used a phone book?
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Disclosure: I received an Amazon gift code in exchange for sharing this post. Regardless, I believe using online alternatives to the traditional phone book is a great way to go green and conserve the earth’s resources.
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