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Who Else is Disgusted by Phonebook Waste?
My phonebook is currently used as a footrest under my desk. "Annually an estimated 650,000 tons of phone books are distributed to America's 100+ million households. At an EPA estimated national recycling rate of 18%, only 117,000 tons of phone books are recycled each year, many of them on the day that they are received." For more on the impact of phone books, check out Pablo's post about it. Via Imgur (Thanks Chris T.!), I'm not 100% sure on the original source, but this looks like it: Reddit. See also: Remember, "100% Recycled" is Just a Start. More on Phonebooks here, here, and here.

Update: Finally! San Francisco is Considering a Ban on Unsolicited Phonebooks
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