Saturday, 8 March 2014

1000 Flowers for the Planet - #142 Cancel Phone Directories

1000 Flowers for the Planet - #142 Cancel Phone Directories


This may not be a big issue in other countries but in Australia we’re often behind the times, and here we still have paper phone directories delivered automatically to every household. You can cancel this automatic delivery by contacting the phone directory company e.g. whitepages, yellowpages. There seem to be a number of different phone directories printed now, all vying for our attention and advertising dollars. If you have a computer with access to the Internet, you can find any number there that you would previously have looked up in a phone directory.
By cancelling your phone directories to save many resources, including trees, fuel, water, energy, transportation costs and environmental impact. You also save from the opposite end – end of use costs involved in recycling an old directory, which include all of the aforementioned resources.
Beware: the phone directory company will automatically begin delivery of hard copy phone directories again every five years unless you opt out by phone or email. Check out their procedures on their website, and continue the good work of saving natural resources.

1 comment:

Susan Rowland said...

Good point, Margaret! These days the print in the directories is so small that they should be delivering a magnifying glass along with the directories!
The paper directories are no good when a business or person moves premises either. The internet is much more effective and up to date.