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Simple New Years Resolution: Opt out of Physical Phone Books

If you’re looking for a nice and simple New Year’s resolution that might be able to help make a lasting impact, consider opting out of the delivery of physical phone books and yellow page directories.

More and more people are finding the vast majority of their information about local businesses online, so if you aren’t finding yourself actually making use of the yellow page book you might be happy to hear it’s now easier to opt out of receiving it on your doorstep.

It’s wishful thinking to ever expect the directory publishers to ever make it opt-in, but thanks to a few websites you can now at least ask for the huge books not to be sent to you.  If you don’t use them and find they tend to make a short trip from delivery to the recycling bin, there’s no better time than New Years to decide to do something about it.

According to YellowPagesOptOut, “Why do we want to help you manage your directories?

Because we understand that delivering unwanted directories doesn’t benefit anyone. All participating companies must follow the guidelines in our Commitment to Consumer Choice. And in 2007, we adopted Industry Environmental Guidelines, which calls on all members to be more environmentally responsible in their business practices. “

Opting out:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • And have a very Happy New Year!

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