How many do you use?
When we moved into this house there were eight gigantic phone books and four small ones sitting on a closet shelf. The shelf was sagging under the weight. Two days after our phone service was turned on, another two or three books were delivered.
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t used a phone book in years. Everything’s online! Maybe it’s time for those businesses trying to make a buck with their version of the Yellow Pages to rethink their business model. Enough with the dead trees already.
On the positive side, phone books don’t have to be a complete waste. Like any other book, they can be modified into something useful and fun. This week’s Once A Book project turns an old phone book into a pen and pencil holder.
Chica at the ChicaAndJo.com, posted this tutorial on how to Recycle a phone book into a pen organizer. The tutorial has photos to help with the process, and although there are a lot of steps, it seems straight forward. It’s a great way to do something useful with these dinosaurs, but if you’re feeling more ambitious (and have a lot of phone books), here’s an option.
Joking aside, the phone books are not just a nuisance in the closet. They use too many resources: paper, ink, gas for delivery, for something that most people toss directly into recycling, or worse, the trash. To stop delivery, visit Yellow Pages Go Green.