Each year, over 650,000 tons of phone books are left at the front door our America’s 100+ million households. According to the EPA, only about 20% of these phone books (117,000 tons) are recycled. It can cost between $50 and $75 to recycle each ton of phone books, and between $75 and $100 to dispose of them in a landfill. So, each year, we are spending between $45 and $62 million just to get rid of our phone books. As more and more of us resort to Google to look up numbers, why not cut back on demand for this massive tome?
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