15.Jul.2010 Downing St response to our Petition
Downing St have responded to our e-petition calling for an opt-in system for phonebooks. Over 12,000 signed it, one of the largest ever for a petition of its kind. You can read the full response here.
We’re pleased the Government acknowledged that an opt-in system would “help reduce the burden on resources and the environmental impact.” However [...]
On the day that the Local Government Association (LGA) kicks off its annual conference, with cost cutting in this ‘age of austerity’ no doubt one of the highest priorities, news comes from the US that Seattle City Council is weighing up its options to address ‘wasteful phone book distribution’.
From implementing a centralised opt-out facility to [...]
06.Jan.2010 Phonebooks are obsolete!
In an article in The Independent in December entitled “Everyday products made obsolete during the “aughts”, the paper comments,
“Phone books: a large waste of paper, considering mobile phones are not listed, and information is accessible online, plus more.”
These are our thoughts exactly!
To see the full article click here
25.Nov.2009 Save Money and the Planet this Christmas
When was the last time you used a printed phonebook?
192.com and the ‘Say No To Phonebooks’ campaign have teamed up with origami expert, Mark Bolitho, to provide three easy to follow guides that make use of those unwanted phonebooks by creating origami Christmas Tree, Star and Angel decorations.
To download the instructions and to watch the [...]
Research released today shows that three quarters (75%) of Britain’s school children believe that phonebooks should only be delivered to those that ask for them.
The campaign has teamed up with Intuitive Media, award-winning safe social network provider, on their sites SuperClubsPlus.com and GoldStarCafe.net to survey almost 3,000 school children aged 6-14 years old*. The children [...]
26.Oct.2009 Save the environment by Saying No To Phonebooks
The Daily Mail’s own Green Queen has today said that the Say No To Phonebooks campaign could help save the environment,
“Did you know that the 75million phone books delivered annually to UK households use up to 62,000 tons of paper?
So hurrah to 192.com’s Say No To Phonebooks campaign, which aims to establish an opt-in system [...]
13.Oct.2009 Is the number up for Yellow Pages?
Leo Hickman, Environment Editor at the Guardian, comments today on the ‘Say No To Phonebooks’ campaign today:
“But the point about this particular campaign is that it is pointing out that a significant percentage of people (including me – and, yes, I will now be opting out, now that I know about it) don’t want these things left [...]
09.Oct.2009 See what phonebooks are costing the earth
Take a sneak peek at the soon to be launched ’Say No To Phonebooks’ viral:
You can also watch this directly on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg4VEKqQvNc
You’re welcome to add this viral to your own website to help spread the world about the totally unnecessary waste of natural resources that goes into unwanted phonebooks. Find instructions in the top right hand corner our [...]
12.Nov.2008 A time to reduce not just recycle
Yes, we’ve been a bit quiet of late but its all as we prepare for a massive 2009. More to come shortly, much more… But keep your comments and emails rolling in. It seems the support for this campaign just continues to grow.
Quiet yes, but not out, and this piece of news in The Guardian [...]
I was walking down my high street on the way to work this morning and it seems the Business Pages have come to our local area.
Before we started this campaign we did a quick straw poll of all the offices in our building asking whether they used phonebooks anymore. Only 3 out of our 8 corporate neighbours could even [...]