Wasteful Telephone Directory Companies Have a New Enemy‭!

Kansas City, Missouri (PressExposure) June 26, 2008 -- ‬There are over‭ ‬520‭ ‬million telephone directories delivered across the‭ ‬US alone every year.‭ ‬That is almost‭ ‬2‭ ‬for every man,‭ ‬woman,‭ ‬child and baby alive.‭ ‬There are millions who do not not wish to receive them because,‭ ‬like most of the planet,‭ ‬they are striving for a greener world.‭ ‬Instead of digging out a‭ ‬7‭ ‬pound,‭ ‬bulky book and scanning page after endless page for a given telephone listing,‭ ‬they simply search their iPhone,‭ ‬Blackberry or other smart phone/PDA and get the number with paperless ease.

Philip Cantwell is the founder and developer of‭ ‬http://www.YellowPagesGoesGreen.org,‭ ‬a web-based organization directed at offering Americans the convenient capacity to opt off of the mailing lists used by telephone directory companies.‭ "‬These wasteful‭ ‬companies are making well over‭ ‬14‭ ‬and a half billon dollars every year to continue to increase levels of deforestation and fossil fuel usage.‭ ‬It is outrageous and it should simply be changed.‭"‬,‭ ‬says Cantwell.‭ "‬There are literally millions of people across the country that never use these books and just throw them into the trash.‭ ‬The books are large and really eat up a lot of landfill space.‭ ‬Yet they continue to deliver them year after year.‭"

Cantwell,‭ ‬who spent his Junior year of study abroad at‭ ‬Oxford,‭ ‬is an Academic All American Basketball Player.‭ ‬It was on a return trip from a game that he first brainstormed the idea of providing the country with a simplistic method to get off of the mailing lists and stop the widespread,‭ ‬unsolicited delivery of the telephone directories.‭ "‬Technology has offered us a paperless future.‭ ‬People should at least have the choice to receive these books or not.‭"‬,‭ ‬Cantwell says further.‭

Mainstream business advertising techniques are embracing the electronic future and these bulky directories are simply an outdated concept.‭ ‬Masses of people are on the boarder of green living,‭ ‬but not quite there yet.‭ ‬http://www.YellowPagesGoesGreen.org makes it more probable that they will switch over.

‭"‬Most everyone that I speak with are highly in favor of a paperless future.‭ ‬There are so many wasted natural resources that go into the creation of these books.‭"‬,‭ ‬Cantwell explains.‭ ‬When I tell them how‭ ‬easy it is to get their name to the publishers for their opt‭ ‬out request,‭ ‬they are truly appreciative and excited to visit the site.‭"

There is no reason not to be either.‭ ‬Every single step that each of us intentionally take to embrace a greener future is imperative.

About Yellow Pages Goes Green

About‭ ‬http://www.YellowPagesGoesGreen.org:

www.YellowPagesGoesGreen.org provide web surfers with a convenient method to‭ ‬notify publishers to‭ ‬opt off of the mailing lists used by telephone directory services.‭ ‬Modern technology has made the use of these heavy,‭ ‬bulky,‭ ‬tree-eating books next to obsolete.‭ ‬The future will have no use for these directories and most are already left unused and eventually thrown away.‭ ‬http://www.YellowPagesGoesGreen.org is an organization that exists to increase individual environmental responsibility levels through enhancing awareness and providing a simplistic answer to the wasteful problems that arise as a direct result of these telephone directories.‭ ‬The website is gaining incredible popularity and shows very impressive growth potential for the future.

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Press Release Submitted On: June 25, 2008 at 10:16 am
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