White Pages® News
White Pages® – Proudly Carbon Neutral
July 1, 2011
We’re proud to say both our White Pages® Book and Online directories have received Australian Government endorsed carbon neutral certification. We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and this certification is very important for us.
At Sensis, we’re committed to playing our part in combating climate change. As part of this commitment, the Yellow Pages® and White Pages® print and online directories have received Australian Government endorsed carbon neutral certification. This was achieved through Low Carbon Australia who are the Program Administrator for the Carbon Neutral Program under the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS). The carbon emissions created through the production and distribution of our directory products are offset using NCOS eligible offsets. We are also committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our business operations and products through our Green Office program and product stewardship initiatives. See www.about.sensis.com.au/sustainability for more information.
Below are some questions you may be asking….
What are the White Pages® Book made of?
On average, 40 per cent of the fibre content of the paper is recycled paper fibre and 22 per cent is recycled timber average, 30 per cent of the fibre content is recycled paper fibre and 50 per cent is recycled timber mill waste.
Are the print directories recyclable?
Yes, in most areas of Australia you can recycle your directories through garbage collection and/or commercial paper recycling. Businesses can include old directories in your Visy paper and cardboard recycling service. Call Visy Recycling on 1300 368 479 or visit the Visy recycling website for more information.
When we started our Directory Recycling Program in 1999, just four per cent of print directories were recycled. Since then, almost 160 million directories have been recycled or re-used. Today, 98 per cent of Australians surveyed indicated they recycled or reused their old directories. This figure excludes the proportion of respondents who indicated that they did not recycle, reuse or throw their old directories in the garbage. As well as using recycled materials in our print directories, we also recycle leftover paper materials from our production processes into things like insulation and kitty litter.
Who are our national sustainability partners?
We have a number of partners we work with to support a sustainable future for Australian communities, including: Planet Ark, Conservation Volunteers Australia, WPC Group – GreenSkills and Forest Stewardship Council.
Are you a part of the Australian Packaging Covenant?
Sensis has been a signatory of the Australian Packaging Covenant since 2001. This voluntary initiative, set up by government and industry, aims to reduce the environmental effects of packaging on the environment. Our involvement with the Australian Packaging Covenant is a great way for us to ensure we’re minimising the environmental impacts which arise from the disposal of used packaging.
How do I order more books?
Get free additional copies of the Yellow Pages® and White Pages® book for your area by visiting www.directoryselect.com.au. You can also order books from other regions for a small production and handling fee. You can choose not to receive Yellow Pages® and White Pages® books by visiting www.directoryselect.com.au or calling 1800 008 292.