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« on: October 18, 2008 09:26:15 PM »

In my city we get something like 3-5 different phone books/yellow pages (some of them 2 volumes) dumped on our doorsteps every year.  Most everyone I know that's under the age of 40 (and some that are over) put them directly into the recycling - we use the internet and 411 to find phone numbers.  It's a big waste of paper to deliver that it people like us, but they sell advertising based on distribution so we all get them anyway.  I held on to the latest one because I wanted to use some of it to wrap a bunch of vintage glass tree ornaments I got at an estate sale.  I just used part of it to craft some things for my Halloween costume and I thought, I wonder what else those crafty craftsters could make out of phone books!  Certainly something way niftier than this stuff here!  Even if you use a phone book, you have to get rid of the outdated one(s) right?  And not everyone lives where they can easily recycle things, so why not reuse it first?
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008 08:33:04 PM »

It really is a shame that phone books waste so many resources, not only in trees but in the energy required to produce and transport such heavy books.  On top of that, they're obsolete when you consider that people get address and numbers either online or through 1-800-FREE411 (we've got business, gov't, and residential listings, so we pretty much replace the phone book).

I suppose there may be a lot of crafty things you can do with phone books, but if you want to stop getting them delivered in the first place, there's an opt-out form at this link: http://www.yellowpagesgoesgreen.org/stop-yellow-pages/

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008 08:43:39 PM »

Excellent challenge them idea TheMistressT  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008 09:25:35 PM »

It really is a shame that phone books waste so many resources, not only in trees but in the energy required to produce and transport such heavy books.  On top of that, they're obsolete when you consider that people get address and numbers either online or through 1-800-FREE411 (we've got business, gov't, and residential listings, so we pretty much replace the phone book).

I suppose there may be a lot of crafty things you can do with phone books, but if you want to stop getting them delivered in the first place, there's an opt-out form at this link: http://www.yellowpagesgoesgreen.org/stop-yellow-pages/

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I know, the water, the fuel, etc. etc.  Ugh.  Regarding that link: awesome!  I'd no idea I could opt out of that!  I'm going to do it and forward the info on to my friends!  Meanwhile, I'm trying to use the paper from the two that were recently delivered at least one more time before recycling.

Excellent challenge them idea TheMistressT  Smiley

Thank you!  Too bad the phone book wouldn't look nearly so cool under glass mosaic as sheet music, eh? 
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008 04:35:19 AM »

Actually if it was on an old phone, then use glass on top... Wink
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2008 07:59:17 AM »

Actually if it was on an old phone, then use glass on top... Wink

Ah ha!  Especially if the last name of the recipient was Smith or something so you  could cover the whole thing with his/her name!  So many people I know don't even have land lines, though.  The world is so different...
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2009 11:26:06 AM »

I really like this idea. A few crafts have already popped into my head! I would definitely enter if this was accepted.
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009 10:44:34 AM »

I love this idea.  I wonder what I could do.  I look forward to seeing some yellow pages crafts!
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2010 11:20:28 PM »

I love this idea! I've tried to opt out several times but I still get them, and I also put them straight into the recycling bin.
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2010 08:26:23 AM »

I think the way they deliver them makes it nearly impossible to opt out.  Sigh.
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2010 09:44:53 AM »

Two more just got dropped on my doorstep!  Blerrrrgh.  I like this challenge idea!
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