Yellow pages have called ‘blatant waste of paper’ as users urged to opt out as deadline approaches
There are calls for households to “refuse” to receive their Yellow Pages book this year, amid concerns that the phone book is outdated.
Hundreds of people have taken to Facebook arguing that the directory is not environmentally friendly and people can easily search for numbers and addresses online.
The deadline for Aucklanders to opt out of the Yellow Book is tomorrow, with delivery of this year’s edition scheduled to begin in Auckland on March 16.
So far, over 14,000 Auckland households have opted out of receiving the Yellow Book.
Among those who have encouraged the idea of ââretiring from the book is Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick.
âFacebook friends who know the Internet – if you end up recycling your yellow pages every year because you know the WWW, why not start by not wasting paper? It takes two seconds, but get there ASAP, âshe posted.
Businesses have also joined the calls, including Nature Body who wrote, âWe are all about to reclaim our annual pile of junk, run-down and glaring paper waste (the yellow pages). Before throwing it straight into the recycling binâ¦ why not definitely refuse to have one delivered to you in the first place! “
Households have been able to opt out of receiving the yellow pages since 2015.