Yellow Pages Goes Green: Opting Out of Phone Book Delivery is Vital For Consumers & The Environment
An innovator in digital business and telephone directory listings and an advocate for staunch environmentalism, YellowPagesGoesGreen.org is a cutting-edge website that delivers over 28.5 million up-to-the-minute Yellow Page listings and over 200 million White page listings throughout the United States. In addition, YPGG is a pioneer in the national phone book "opt-out" movement that seeks to abolish obsolete print telephone directories that are not only out-of-date by the time they land on doorsteps, but find themselves clogging landfills by the millions shortly thereafter.
Every year, thousands upon thousands of phone books land upon the stoops of people who almost never even crack them open once, as their needs in that regard are already fulfilled by any number of digital alternatives, such as YPGG, easily and instantly accessible via devices such as smartphones, tablet computers, and laptops, just to name a few.
However, despite the uselessness of phone books in this day and age, much of the populace is unaware of the option to opt-out of their delivery; they instead simply accept these clumsy and out-of-date tomes as a part of everyday life that they've always known. But if they took a moment to see how destructive they are – in addition to how unnecessary – they would likely be far more inclined to take the simple step of opting out of their delivery once and for all by visiting YPGG's website: https://www.yellowpagesgoesgreen.org/
Opting out of phone book delivery can help the Earth in many ways. First, it helps conserve energy, as the companies that print them are burning up 3.2 kilowatt of electricity per hour and wasting over 7,200,000 barrels of fossil fuel, in addition to many other finite natural resources. Secondly, opting out also helps to save trees, as already over 19,000,000 of them have been gobbled up to serve the publishing needs of phone book companies. Thirdly, phone books are expensive and difficult to recycle – on the rare occasions that the average person even bothers to do so – due to the specific nature of the paper fiber used. And finally, opting out saves the consumer time, as using online alternatives such as YPGG makes it far easier for them to find up-to date-listings for people and businesses, doing in mere moments what would take far, far longer with an actual physical book.
"YellowPagesGoesGreen.org isn't against the telephone books themselves, but the unwanted delivery of five pounds of paper to people's doorsteps," said YPGG CEO and President, Michael Keegan. "We believe that you shouldn't have to bear the cost of recycling something you didn't ask for in the first place. If we want a phone book, we'll ask for one."
As you can see, opting-out of home delivery of print telephone directories makes sense in every conceivable way that you could look at it. It saves time, it's more efficient, and it's best for the planet. Opt out today and do your part to make the Earth a cleaner, greener place for us all to live.
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