The other day I was just thinking what a waste of paper the old phone book is, when I saw the new yellow pages droped outside our front door. Since pretty much everyone have a mobile phone and quite a lot of people have internet access at home.
Is there really a need for the yellow pages and other phone books like it. And today I fell over this campaign http://www.saynotophonebooks.com/ . Isn’t about time we stop and set up a system where you tick a box if you wanted a yellow page instead of sending one out to every household in the UK even if they wanted it or not.
The campaign states, “75 million phonebooks are produced and delivered in the UK each year, amounting to an estimated 62,000 tons of annual waste, enough to cover Hyde Park twice!”