Did you know that there are 1.79 printed directories produced for every man, woman, and child in the U.S. each year? That’s equivalent to basically 43 mature trees consumed per year per person for these weighty volumes – which in my household (at least) hit the recycle bin as soon as they hit my doorstep.
Well, this organization is trying to change all that. Introducing Yellow Pages Goes Green (www.yellowpagesgoesgreen.org). Enter your address with them, and they will contact the publishers of these directories on your behalf to request to be removed from their delivery lists.
One note – my husband and I delisted ourselves a few weeks ago, and just received another unsolicited directory last week. So….no promises that it will work immediately. But it’s a start – and we felt good about just adding our names to the movement to reduce printing, even if our address isn’t removed explicitly from the delivery lists at all.