Earth Day, the Phone Book & You

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Did you know that only 30% of Americans use white pages phone books to look up telephone numbers and addresses and even fewer (22%) recycle them? And that about 5 million trees are pulped and printed into white pages phone books each year with an astonishing 165,000 tons ending up in landfills each year? And yet still , 70% of U.S. states require telephone companies to make and distribute phone books to their landline customers.

In celebration of this year’s Earth Day (April 22, 2012), we are bringing out an old favorite that asks you to really think…

…about the last time you used a white pages phone book. Tell us here and you could win a new Android phone fully equipped with everything you need – our Caller ID and WhitePages apps in addition to our LOOKUP text messaging service – to find a phone number quickly while on the go! Who needs the phone book when you’ve got WhitePages?

P.S. Don’t forget to join us in our effort to support both consumers and telephone companies in their efforts to curb the unsolicited, and unnecessary, printing and delivery of white pages phone books!

epowell@whitepages.com'

by Liz Powell

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