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The Green Life: Opt Out of Phone Books to Save Trees

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October 15, 2009

Opt Out of Phone Books to Save Trees

Yellowpages Ever found yourself craving a slice of your favorite pizza but not being able to remember the place's number? You used to look it up in the phone book, right? Today, though, chances are you'll just look it up online. So why are 5 million trees still being cut down to publish paper phone directories?

Banthephonebook.org, sponsored by White Pages, is working to stop phone companies from sending customers these wasteful products.

The campaign’s site points out that 80 percent of consumers would rather have an opt-in program by which they'd request a phone book instead of having it automatically delivered. Just another way we can help stop deforestation and unnecessary waste.

--Julie Littman

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