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Old 05-16-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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With devices such as computers, tablets and smartphones used by the grand majority of Americans phone books should no longer be printed/needed. Such a waste of paper for most. I've called to get them to stop delivering a book to my house but they still do it. It goes straight to my blue recycling bin. I think its a waste of advertising dollars for companies that buy an ad because the books get tossed.

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Old 05-18-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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The local recycling centers here won't take them. The only good reuse I've found for them so far is packing material for boxes, but even that is more task-oriented than using regular newspaper.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:25 PM
 
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I think phone books should be made to order. So this way there won't be a lot of extra ones floating around as there are older people who aren't internet savy that still use them.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:36 AM
 
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"Trees are planted and grown specifically to make paper. Trees that are
cut down for paper production do not come from our favorite park or
wilderness area."
Jesus.
http://www.tappi.org/oldtappi/paperu...s_GrowTree.pdf
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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"Trees are planted and grown specifically to make paper. Trees that are
cut down for paper production do not come from our favorite park or
wilderness area."
Jesus.
http://www.tappi.org/oldtappi/paperu...s_GrowTree.pdf
In some places they are hard to get rid of.

They take up space in landfills that can be used for plastics and other things people use.

I don't think anyone still thinks that cutting down on paper saves trees.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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Even if you don't have access to a smart phone or computer, there's always the library or even free411 services .

Not that anyone here is pro phonebook.
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