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Yellow Pages Goes Green: A Digital Solution to Going Green

By admin on April 6th, 2016

When it comes to business and residential phone directory listings, who ever even looks or even thinks of a print phone book anymore? They’re obsolete, as well as harmful to the environment both during manufacture and after they’ve been discarded to rot in a landfill by the thousands. No, with the omnipresence these days of smartphones, iPads, and just about any other electronic device you can think of, digital is clearly the way to go when it comes to getting the information you need, and there’s no better way to do it than with, a massive business directory website at the forefront of the environmentally-conscious “Green” movement.
An innovator in digital business and telephone directory listings and an advocate for staunch environmentalism, is a cutting-edge website that delivers over 28.5 million up-to-the-minute Yellow and White page listings of businesses and residences throughout the United States. Whereas print directories are often out-of-date within weeks or even days of their publication and use up valuable natural resources in both their creation and disposal, is a fast, convenient, and easy way to access the information people need to find the goods and services that they want.’s listings are updated constantly every day, always ensuring their users will have the most accurate information and listings are any and all times; in an unstable national economy where businesses open and close ever day, consumers clearly need a more flexible and dynamic solution to their directory needs, and provides it in spades. In addition, users not only have the ability to search listings, but to add and maintain their own as well with downloadable Apps available for Apple digital devices – including iPhones and iPads – giving consumers the power of in the palm of their hand wherever they go.

Okay, so you’ve been sold on going digital for your business and residential directory needs, but how do you stop the delivery of those pesky and wasteful print phone books that keep on landing on your stoop, year after year? Well, Yellow Pages Directory Inc. – owner of both and – offers an environmentally-friendly Web-based alternative to paper telephone directories while providing a simple and convenient mechanism for customers to opt out from the receipt of printed yellow books. Both web sites have been instrumental in promoting opt-out awareness across the United States over the past several years, and allowing users to reduce their own environmental footprints in the process. is THE place to go when you need information in a fast, easy, and effective manner that puts the sustainability of our planet first and foremost. They continue to push their vitally-important environmental agenda via their award-winning ‘green’ blog, and their strong support of the nation-wide opt-out movement allows citizens an easy and fast way to cancel home delivery of print telephone directories and help curb pollution and waste.

Remember, every little bit helps; a print phone book by itself may not seem like it would have much of an impact on the environment, but imagine the hundreds of thousands of them that are made – and thrown out – each and every year, and you’ll get the picture. Go digital with and save the environment and a headache!

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Bio Plastics

By Anny on April 15th, 2013

We all use plastics in our daily life in a vast number of ways such as in household appliances, wrappers, containers etc. One advantage of plastics is that it can be easily manufactured and molded into a variety of shapes and sizes.  Discarded plastics container scan again be recycled and made into a new product. However, most of the left-over and discarded plastic waste often ends up in a landfill or is incarcerated which gives a lot of noxious fumes that pollute the atmosphere.

Bio Plastics

Plastic waste has been deemed to be one of the most polluting of all waste materials as it synthetic nature does not allow it to degrade into the soil. There has been a focus on alternatives to using plastics, and one such alternate is the usage of bio-plastics-which are derived from biological sources and are degradable.

Bio plastics are commonly made from natural substances such as corn, vegetable fats etc. They are two different broad applications in using bio-plastics. One is to create a bio-degradable form of plastic which easily disintegrates and does not cause environmental pollution. The other is to create plastic polymers from a natural source-thereby decreasing our dependence on petrochemicals and chemical sources of plastics.

Some examples of bio plastics are as below.

PLA – Derived fromcane sugar .It can be made into foils, molds, cups and bottles. PLA can be easily processed and is similar to conventional plastics.

Cellulose based plastics-derivedfrom common cellulose. Ex-Cellulose acetate

Thermoplastic Starch: This is one of the most widely used bio-plastic and is derived from natural starch and similar substances. They are often blended with other variety of bio-plastics and have diverse uses.

Bio Plastics

Renewable polyethylene: PET is one the most widely used variety of plastics, and also is one of the most polluting materials in recent times. Ethanol derived from natural sources can be made into PET, as ethanol is one of the building blocks of PET. Natural ethanol can be derived from a large number of sources such as sugarcane, corn etc. Sourcing the basic material from a natural source would significantly decrease the amount of pollution and the carbon footprint in making commercial ethanol.

GreenSmart turn coke bottles into laptop bags

By Anny on June 19th, 2012

laptop bags

Plastic bottles are among the top disposable stuff which is contributing in increased pollution and it is important to give them a second life. From a company that is serious about saving the environment, comes a line of gear for transporting your laptops.

GreenSmart has sent us their Mandrill laptop bag, which is named after the largest species of monkey, and is also endangered. With the Mandrill, you can store your sweatshirt or a pair of shoes under the bungee cord on the front. Your laptop has its own separate access garage that will fit up to a 16″ laptop comfortably. The Mandrill gives you a large mid-section for your notebooks or texts and a front pocket for the smaller items, along with two side pockets for bottles or cellphones. (more…)

Green roofing specification and standards

By Anny on June 4th, 2012

Green roofs

Earlier this year, the city of Chicago, Illinois, and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities co- hosted the first green roof infrastructure conference and trade show in North America. (At least six green roofs already exist in Chicago, including one covering city hall, and an additional 42 are in the planning stage.) Over 500 architects, landscape architects, roofing contractors, city planners, developers, and others attended the conference to learn and share on the subject, and generate support for green roofs throughout North America. (more…)

Green Cloud to ‘Clone’ its HQ at Data Center in Nashville

By Anny on June 1st, 2012

Green Cloud

After the six months of its operations, Green Cloud Technologies has achieved the backup and now providing the telecom services along with Managed IT solutions. Currently where American companies are moving toward green data centers, Green technology is featuring this company because it has scheduled to open its third quarter in Nashville in 2012. (more…)