Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Laminate them and turn them into bedside tables

Since June, when I moved into my house, I have received six telephone books. To be fair, a few of them came packaged together, that is to say instead of finding a plastic bag containing one big waste of wood pulp at the end of my driveway I occasionally found a plastic bag containing two. I rarely even need one phone book because I do most of my phone-number-looking-up online. (To be fair, I did indeed have a mighty need for a phone book the time I locked myself shortly after moving in, before I had internet service, and I had to call someone to fix the damage I did breaking into my own home.)

Anywho, I don't need six fucking phone books. Who does? Sure, I can now just toss them into the curbside recycling bin, but I'd really truly rather not get them in the first place. Yesterday I saw a little thingie at Consumerist.Com that mentioned YellowPagesGoesGreen.Org, a site where you can opt out of receiving phone books. Well, symbolically at least. They send the names to the local phone book publishers who are legally free to completely ignore the request. Which is what I expect will happen, but what the hell ...

1 comment:

akatsukira said...

A little late, but if you still have those yellow pages, this might be a way to "upcycle" them:
title="Yellow pages as card holders">card/photo holders.