For the past 16 years, November 15th has marked a key day on the calendar – America Recycles Day. An initiative of Keep America Beautiful, the day is a great reminder about the importance of incorporating recycling more fully into our daily lives.
Here at the Local Search Association, we’re encouraging local businesses and consumers to celebrate America Recycles Day by recycling their outdated print phone directories through curbside recycling and other local recycling initiatives in their communities.
We are looking to communities and individuals to help improve our success rate with recycling outdated print directories. In its most recent Municipal Solid Waste Facts and Figures report (2011), the EPA reported that the paper category including newspapers, directories and other mechanical papers maintains a high recycling rate of 72.5%, but we think we can continue to do better.
Additionally, we are encouraging consumers who prefer online and mobile tools, rather than print directories, to find local information to visit www.YellowPagesOptOut.com to manage print directory delivery to their homes and businesses. The site, which is funded by publishers and endorsed by Keep America Beautiful, provides a free, simple and convenient way for consumers to select which directories they want to receive, or stop directory delivery entirely.
Make sure you head over to www.AmericaRecyclesDay.org to take the pledge to recycle more and see how you can get involved!