My heart sank a little when I came home and found a thick Yellow Pages book on my doorstep. It seemed like such a waste, I knew immediately that I’d be tossing it into the recycling bin as soon as I walked in the door. I thought of everyone else doing the same thing - what a colossal waste of paper.
For anyone who has embraced the digital age, these mammoth books of business listings are an anachronism. Who would leaf through a telephone directory, when you can quickly search online and get more information at your fingertips?
For those who still prefer having a hard-copy of listings, the good news is the Yellow Page books are usually printed on 100% recycled paper with soy-based ink and bound with vegetable adhesives making them environmentally safe.
If your New Year Resolutions include being a better steward of the environment, this might be a good start.