The 'innocent-looking' telephone
directory has been the target of the
ire of US environmentalists.
Recently, they had much to cheer
about when the city council of Santa
Monica, California, passed a resolution banning the clearcutting of
temperate rainforests. The resolution was in response to concerns
over the logging of old.growth rain-forests for the supply of paper pulp
to produce telephone directories.
The council has asked buyers of temperate forest wood pulp to adopt
Alternatives to the conventional
telephone directory include the use
of tree-free paper made from agricultural waste and electronic phone
The resolution was introduced following the lobbying by non-governmental organisations like the Rainforest Action Network, Natural Resource Defense Council and Greenpeace.
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