You've got to take a look at this great post by Bob Ragsdale over at Bracco HFP. He's pointing us to an effort to get rid of duplicate phone books. This is and has been a pet peeve of mine! Here's what he says about talking with the folks over at Yellowpagesgonegreen.org.
"When I spoke with Philip he told me “We don’t want to eliminate the phone books, we just want to give people the option to have them or not have them. We want to stop the throwing away of phone books.” Philip’s mission is to eliminate the “incredible waste” that these extra books account for. According to YellowPagesGoesGreen over 500 Million phone books (nearly two for every U.S. citizen) are produced each year. Their statistics go on to show that if that number were cut in half (one book per citizen) the annual resource savings would equal:
- 10 million trees
- 800 million tons of paper
- 3.6 million barrels of oil
- 1.6 billion kilowatt hours of electricity"
This is good stuff - go there now and sign up - I did!