the new 2009 bsnl directories in…2010?
today on air with kenny jones – the crew received word that the new bsnl telephone directories were hitting the streets. these chunky new phone books could easily replace the candlestick as a weapon in the popular game clue (or cluedo – depending on where you’re from).
this prompted us to ask the question do we really need a new directory? does any one still have a landline? and exactly what the hell is a landline???
here’s what the on air contingent had to say about the new bsnl phone books…
we were also curious how many trees lost their lives to provide those thick, bulky dust collectors some call the telephone directory. we were unable to find the stats for directories produced here on the subcontinent, but here was our findings for the uk:
the reduce co2 blog tried to answer this question on their blog, and came up with 384 000 trees per year. This results in 55 380 tons of paper. now i don’t know how many directories are produced here in india – but i do know there are a helluva lot more people in this country.
here’s some other insite for you as well. these are some of the resources printing phone directory in the uk requires…
- * 941 460 trees,
- * 1.72 billion litres of water,
- * 221 520 mega watts of electricity (producing over 100 000 tonnes of CO2),
- * 144 000t of air pollutants, and;
- * 127 374 cubic metres in our landfills (assuming we don’t recycle any, but we pretty much do recycle them)
again, we can’t seem to find the stats for india and we’re not sure if that’s the idea. who would want that info in the open?
but it begs the question…do we really need phone directories anymore – do people actually still use ‘em? please feel free to post comments and suggestions below.
and remember – if you are getting yourself one of those new bsnl directories – be sure to recycle the old one.
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