Save a Tree
Or several! The City of Seattle just posted a website where one can opt-out of phone books and unwanted catalogs. Just go to the website, and spend about 5 minutes and you won’t be throwing those not-even-opened phone books in the recycle bins any more. This site can take care of advertising that is thrown away each year. Not only phone books but unwanted catalogs too. It takes about as much time to sign up and let the advertisers know you’re not interested as it does to carry the dead weight from your doorstep to your recycling bin.
This service is only available in a precious few cities. We are lucky enough to have this option, let’s all show the rest of the country how well this can work.