One of my favorite phrases to use is “just Google it”. The internet is a fascinating place and most of the time you can find the information you are seeking online.
Researching fantasy football draft orders? Google it.
Converting various units of measurement (how many square meters is 300 square feet?). Google it.
Phone number of your favorite Italian restaurant? Google it.
There is so much information online it simply baffles the mind… and that information includes phone books.
Do You Use Phone Books?
When was the last time you used a phone book? It has been at least since I was in college that I last used a phone book. In my opinion they are completely unnecessary.
Yet year after year a truck comes by our neighborhood and drops off a healthy stack at each door. (Why would one household need more than one phone book?)
How to Stop Receiving Phone Books
Thankfully there is now a slightly easier way to opt-out of receiving phone books. The Yellow Pages Association has a zip code search you can use to search for phone book providers in your area.
Once you find your list of providers (there are four in our area) you have to call them individually to get taken off of their lists.
It isn’t as easy as other opt-out programs like the Do Not Call registry where you just fill out an online form. But you can still theoretically get off of the list.
Opt-Out of Phone Books for the Environment
Opting out of receiving several stacks of phone books each year will also help the environment. The phone books we have received in the past are really thick and contain hundreds of pages of paper. And each time we get them they go straight into the trash.
By taking your self off of the list you could save thousands of pages of unnecessary waste over your life time. And I think that is something we can all get behind.
Hey readers… I’m curious. When was the last time you used a phone book? Leave a comment!