Help stop the waste and ban the white pages phone book!

Did you know that up to 5 million trees are cut down each year to create the white pages phone book and that taxpayers are spending $17 million each year to have these books recycled? Even more surprising is that almost 75% of consumers are completely unaware of the environmental and financial impact in printing, delivering and recycling these books. Given that you likely use online directories, social networks and mobile phone applications to find the contact information you need, it simply does not make sense to have the white pages phone books forcefully delivered to us every year.

Our Solution: An Opt-in Delivery Program


According to a recent WhitePages.com survey, over 80% of consumers would support an ‘opt-in’ program (only receive a white pages phone book if you request one) if they knew it would have a positive impact on the environment and save taxpayers money. BanThePhoneBook.org wants you to know that you have the power to influence the telephone companies, public utility commissions and local city and state governments to institute an opt-in delivery program. All you need to do is simply sign the petition (top right) and help everyone live in a cleaner and greener America.

Take Action Now! 3 Simple Actions to Stop the Waste


  1. Sign the petition to create an opt-in delivery program.
  2. Use free online directories and mobile applications to find contact info.
  3. Join our Facebook fan page and tell your friends.
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