Why we support the “Green Movement”
YellowPagesDirectory.com is a Yellow Pages company working to educate consumers and promote the green movement to eliminate the unsolicited delivery of Yellow and White Pages books.
How The Movement Began
YellowPagesDirectory.com opt-out page was started because consumers are continually bombarded with Yellow and White Page directories at both their home and offices. At the time, over 500 million of these directories were printed every year; that is nearly two books for every person in the country. These directories were producing a staggering amount of waste, not only in terms of misused natural resources but also in filling of valuable landfill space.
To produce 500 million books:
The cost associated with the delivery and disposal of these books remains exorbitant, however, print books have declined over the years. Unfortunately, unsolicited costs fall heavily on consumers. Why are we paying for something that was delivered to our homes and offices that we did not ask for?
How We Changed
After years of a combined effort between Paperless Petition and Yellow Pages Goes Green, both of which were acquired by Yellow Pages Directory Inc., a business registered in the State of New York. The Yellow Pages Association created their own opt-out registry; however, Paperless Petition and Yellow Pages Goes Green were the first to demand they begin respecting opt-out requests. While continuing to promote awareness and helping consumers easily opt-out of printed White and Yellow Pages delivery, today we’ve created our own simple, cost effective, online alternative to print.
The YellowPagesDirectory.com contains roughly 27.5 million Yellow Page business listings while including 250 million White Page listings. There is simply no further reason to litter our planet with paper telephone directories and we will continue our mission to advocate that, until print books are universally accepted as obsolete.
Yellow Pages Goes Green ® is a Registered Trademark in the United States, a certified Yext PowerListings® Network publisher and part of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership.
*Clicking above brings you directly to www.YellowPagesOptOut.com by Local Search Association.
Why opt out?
"YellowPagesDirectory.com isn't against the telephone books themselves, but the unwanted delivery of five pounds of paper to people's doorsteps. We believe that you shouldn't have to bear the cost of recycling something you didn't ask for in the first place. If we want a phone book, we'll ask for one..". - Michael Keegan, CEO