Former Mayor of Denver, Wellington E. Webb, finds the Yellow Pages Industry benefits communities in several ways. Since its first printing in 1886 by Reuben H. Donnelly, the Yellow Pages Industry has transitioned through many changes. Yet, nearly 130 years later, it’s going strong and helping businesses and their surrounding communities more than ever. As the Industry grows and changes with the changing needs of the environment and community, the Yellow Pages Industry has made a positive difference in many ways.
- Decreased Paper Usage. One of the most recycled paper products in the US is the Yellow Pages books produced by many independant Yellow Pages companies. This is due largely in part to the Industries efforts to encourage recycling by consumers as well as many companies including post recycled paper in Yellow Pages books. These efforts has allowed the Yellow Pages Industry to help consumers increase paper recycling to nearly 72 percent as of 2012.
- Reduction in Solid Paper Waste. Despite increased awareness of recycling, reusing and repurposing, millions of tons of paper waste are created annually in the United States. The commitment the Yellow Pages Industry has made to helping the environment has contributed greatly toward the reduction in solid paper waste by creating awareness and opportunity for curbside recycling programs.
- Increased Environmental Awareness. As the Yellow Pages Industry has remained current with the changing needs of the environment, they have also made the effort to increase the awareness of the consumers. The Yellow Pages Industry participates in more than 9000 curbside recycling pickup programs across the nation, making it easier than ever for consumers to choose recycling over throwing old phone directories in the trash.
- Waste Management. Over the years, the Yellow Pages Industry has made great efforts to reduce the amount of unused directory, which results in a direct positive impact on the environment. Additionally, consumers can opt out of delivery or reduce the number of directories they receive with an easy-to-use opt-out site.
- Effective Help for Business Growth. The Yellow Pages Industry is still one of the most trusted business advertising services in existence. Both consumers and businesses alike benefit from the services provided.
Many businesses and services fail because they don’t keep up with changing times. But the Yellow Pages Industry has remained in tune with the consumers it serves, enabling it to make the changes needed to remain a trusted service for both consumers and businesses. The fact that people are still turning to the Yellow Pages Industry for almost 130 years clearly demonstrates the Industries ability to keep its service current, fresh and even progressive. In some cities and towns across America, regulations are being proposed against the Yellow Pages Industry. But smart officials and communities know the benefit that the Yellow Pages Industry provides to small businesses and are working with independant publishers within the Yellow Pages community to better control waste while still providing a relevant product. Yellow Pages United is commited to these efforts and has recently discontinued our print publication in favor of our BizYellow online search product.
Yellow Pages United is an independent online national directory publisher. Yellow Pages United is not affiliated with any other Yellow Pages company that might be mentioned in this article and is not affiliated with AT&T or your local directory publisher.