Letter writer: What can we do to prevent wasted Yellow Pages books?

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There must be some way to prevent the waste of paper from the [Yellow Pages] books that are periodically delivered to every driveway in town. I’m thinking most of them go to the recycle bin just like mine. Takes a lot of trees to produce these mainly useless books.

How about an opt-out option? Or an unsubscribe? Or have folks contact the company if they want one. Something. We need the trees!

— Fran Burton
Asheville

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5 thoughts on “Letter writer: What can we do to prevent wasted Yellow Pages books?

  1. Recycling Paper is Dumb

    Don’t you know that trees are grown by timber companies to make into paper? If we use less paper as a society there will be less trees planted, and therefore less trees. Did you also know that there are more trees in the US than there were 100 years ago? If you want to save trees, throw paper in the trash instead of recycling.

  2. LouisianaCoast

    Do like what they did on the Louisiana coast with all the Christmas trees and dump them on the coast to try to save the eroding coast.

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