Last night in the entrance of Annie’s condo, we had to walk past 2 mountains of plastic bags housing new Yellow Page Telephone Books. It appeared that residents were ignoring their existence all together.
If you’re not going to let your fingers do the walking, what do you do with your Yellow Pages?
If you are stumped, here are a few suggestions:
- Child booster seats which can created by covering them with fabric remnants.
- Tear out pages to use with kindling to light fires for stoves, BBQ’s or bonfires.
- Door stops.
- Make a pencil holder.
- Window wipes which are ideal for cleaning windows with a simple mixture of vinegar and water.
- Yellow Pages step aerobics, duct tape books together to use in stair-stepping exercises.
- Make paper mache.
- Fire starters for fireplace, grill or woodstove.
- Recycle – Less than 10% of all phone books printed are recycled, even though they can be recycled into everything from ceiling tiles to cereal boxes. Visit Earth911.com to find your nearest phone book recycling center.
- Garden mulch - shred a few pages at a time as they’re great biodegradable weed blockers.
- Make several hundred paper airplanes.
- Perfect origami paper. Instead of buying expensive craft paper to make paper cranes or flowers, use the pages of the Yellow Pages. The words and see-through pages give the origami a interesting look.
Make your voice heard. Sign a petition to the Yellow Pages Association insisting that they move to an “on-demand system” of distributing directories.
Save them, they could become collectibles?
How About Orange has a perfect pictorial for this bow making project if you too would like to put your Yellow Pages to good use.
Merriment Designs shows us how to up-cycle the yellow pages into wrapping paper.