Even though physical phone book usage is on the decline, phone companies continue to print and deliver 540 million unsolicited directories a year. In our era of easily accessible online information, you would think they would get the hint. But no, the lucrative $13.58B phone book business keeps chugging along, wasting paper, space and electricity.

To stop this madness, check out Yellow Pages Go Green. It's like a do not call list for phone books. The service claims to be able to cease unwanted phone book deliveries to your house when you sign up.

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