Won't fewer directories save more trees?

Directory paper is made largely from waste wood that would otherwise go to landfills.  Lumber companies harvest trees for wood products like homes and furniture.  Waste such as wood chips and sawdust is sent to paper mills for directory paper.  In addition, publishers have reduced directory paper use by over 70 percent since 2007.  Further, the EPA reports that mechanical papers, including print phone directories, maintain a 67% recycling rate, about double the U.S. average for all products.  For more information, please take a look at our sustainability info at http://www.thelsa.org/Main/Sustainability.aspx.