Monday, February 7, 2011

Yellow Pages Savings

We all enjoy a savings, how about saving a tree??

The National Yellow Pages has launched a website where you can opt out of receiving the printed Yellow Pages. With today's internet and smart phones, many no longer use it.

It does take a couple minutes, but think how much you will helping our earth!

Guest Contributor: Denise


kenc said...

Unsubscribing from the books ins't going to save a single tree.

While the popular myth is that the industry is responsible for the neutering of forests, the reality is the Yellow Pages industry doesn’t knock down any trees for its paper!!! Let me repeat that – they don’t need to cut any trees for their paper supply.

Currently, on average, most publishers are using about 40% recycled material (from the newspapers and magazines you are recycling curbside), and the other 60% comes from wood chips and waste products of the lumber industry. If you take a round tree and make square or rectangular lumber from it, you get plenty of chips and other waste. Those by-products make up the other 60% of the raw material needed. Note that these waste products created in lumber milling would normally end up in landfills.

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Anonymous said...

I still use mine and recycle the old one when the new one comes. Plus, I would like to teach my kids the value of something to thumb through and look up instead of just typing in...:)