From www.yellowpagesgoesgreen.org, circa 2007?

1. How many directories are printed annually in the United States? 540 Million

2. What is the average weight of the directories? 3.62 pounds

3. How much is the directory industry worth to the telephone companies in the United States? $13.58B

4. How much is the directory industry worth worldwide? $26B

5. How many fully developed trees are needed to make a ton of paper? 24 trees

6. How many gallons of oil are needed to produce a ton of paper? 380 gallons

7. How many cubic yards of waste is taken up by a ton of paper? 3 cubic yards

8. How many gallons of water are needed to produce a ton of paper? 7,000 gallons

9. How many kilowatts of energy are needed to produce a ton of paper? 4,000

10. How many directories are printed for EVERY man, woman, and child in the United States? 1.79 books per person*

*Estimated population in the United States as of July 2007 – 301,130,947. Number of books printed – 540 million

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