Are you sick of paper based phone books? When was the last time you actually used a phone book?
You know what? I honestly cannot remember the last time I picked one up other than to throw it in the recycling bin.
Finally, there is a way to save copious amounts of paper each year.
For those of you who reside in Australia, there is now once single place that you can cancel your yearly delivery of these paper bricks. All you have to do is visit Directory Select at this address; https://www.directoryselect.com.au/action/home and choose “Cancel Books”. There are about 5 clicks, a postcode, and your address, and you are done. It is that easy.
You can use this tool to cancel your phone books anywhere in Australia. As you can see below, here is one I did today. No more paper phone books for three years!
And if you do have some paper phone directories laying around the home, you can just pop them into your curbside recycling bin.
However, if you still need to keep your phone book for whatever reason, you can be comfortable in the knowledge that the paper is FSC certified (but doesn’t state the paper source).
Sensis, a division of our largest telco Telstra, took the eco-friendly route in 2010. They have this to say about their phone directories;
“In February 2010, we announced that our Yellow Pages® and White Pages® print and online directories have been certified carbon neutral through the Australian Government’s Greenhouse Friendly™ program, which has since transitioned to the National Carbon Offset Standard. We will achieve this by offsetting the carbon emissions of the directories through accredited providers and projects in Australia. The carbon neutrality accounts for the full life cycle of the print and online directories, including production, use, disposal and distribution, from 1 February 2010.” – source: https://www.directoryselect.com.au/action/info/what-is-directory-select#directory-env