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Did you know you can help the environment every day with the click of a mouse or by using an app?

Every time you look up phone numbers and business info via online directories or social media, you can help cut down on over 200 million pounds of hazardous wastes, including highly toxic sulfur (a cause of acid rain) and methanol gas, generated by the the U.S. pulp and paper industry.

Click to find the info you’re looking for and save trees, which hold onto 50% of the world’s carbon, that would otherwise be released and contribute to global warming. An estimated 5 million trees are cut down each year to produce white pages directories, and over 165,000 tons of waste that end up in landfills. Download the WhitePages app and help the environment while you find the info you need.

*Sources: Reach for Unbleached Foundation: http://www.rfu.org/cacw/pollution.html, Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.): http://www.epa.gov/sciencematters/june2011/papermill.htm, The Daily Green: http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/7447

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by Rebecca Carroll

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