Yellow Pages Environmental Forum


Yellow Pages Group Releases New ecoGuide

Posted in Publisher Efforts by Ken C on October 6, 2009
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The Canadian based Yellow Pages Group began inclusion of its new “ecoGuide” which is located within the first pages of the 2009-2010 Calgary Yellow Pages.  The ecoGuide was created in partnership with Earth Day Canada and The City of Calgary.   The guide, which is also available online at http://calgary.yellowpages.ca, is intended to be a local reference with helpful tips on responsible consumption.  It includes:

  • a directory to Reuse & Recycle covering more than 400 household items such as tires, computers, electronics, mattresses, carpets and smoke detectors) to be disposed of ecologically and a list of addresses of where to take them
  • a list of materials that are accepted/refused in recycling bins, along with details on the collection of green and hazardous domestic waste
  • 35 ecological certifications to help consumers make more responsible purchases
  • 15 simple ways to reduce our environmental impact (composting, tempering temperature reduce the water consumption, etc.) while saving fuel, electricity, water and of course, money.

The Recycle and Reuse directory should be a useful tool for residents to use in their daily efforts to support the environment.  For example, is a pizza box recyclable?  Apparently in some municipalities it is not, but it is accepted in The City of Calgary’s recycling program.

Kudo’s to YPG for this new consumer tool.  The full press release can be found here:

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Yellow-Pages-Group-TSX-YLO.UN-1054802.html

Louisiana Kids Recycle Old Directories

Posted in Editor Picks by Ken C on October 5, 2009

Good to see the effort from Tioga Junior High School students in the Rapides Parish schools in Louisiana, who collected 5,884 books for the annual telephone book recycling collection program.  Link to article:  http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20091005/NEWS01/910050319

We can get books recycled if we can increase awareness of the recycling programs in local communities, especially those that don’t have curbside recycling programs.