In actual fact, the amount of paper we have used to produce the books is 10% less than last year’s one large book. This is because we’ve saved space on our pages by removing duplication of surnames and increased the amount of text printed on one line.
Like many NZ businesses we are committed to being more sustainable and have made many improvements.
We have a number of initiatives to help us be more sustainable:
This year, we’ve improved our layout to save space on our pages which means we’re using less paper than last year.
All of the paper used for printing our books is from timber offcuts, which is material that would otherwise have gone to landfill.
The UV coating used on the covers has been removed to ensure the books are 100% recyclable.
All councils can recycle the books and we have information in the front of every book on recycling in the region.
All books are delivered in 100% biodegradable bags.
Residential names in the Auckland book are sorted differently compared to the other White pages® regions. Refer to page 7 at the front of the Auckland 2010 Residential White pages® for more information.
We constantly monitor the requests for opt-outs and at present there are very few which means we do not currently offer this as an option. If you would like to register your interest, please contact the Yellow™ Customer Assist Team on 0800 803 803.
Our research shows that 83% of people believe that it is important or extremely important that the phone book is still delivered. At present it is a regulatory requirement to produce and deliver a phone book to every New Zealand household.
*There is the odd exception to this rule – when someone has included additional contact information (such as a fax number) with their listing, the next surname down appears in bold again.