Stop the waste. Support an opt-out for paper phone books.

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Did you know that up to 5 million trees are cut down each year to create the white pages phone book, and that taxpayers are spending $17 million a year to have these books recycled? Online directories, social networks and mobile phone applications now provide many alternative ways to get the contact information you need. So if you don't want the printed version of the phone book, you shouldn't have to get it.

That's why banthephonebook.org is urging you to sign a petition requesting an opt-out delivery program for the white pages phone book. Once you've signed the petition, which takes only seconds, share the link with your friends. Just think of all the resources (trees, energy and money) our communities will save by not having to print, deliver and recycle the millions of volumes of white pages produced each year.

Ready for another way to save the forest and reduce paper waste? Find out here how to reduce the junk mail that's clogging your mailbox.