Local Schools Awarded for Recycling Outdated Yellow Pages Directories
Efforts Propel 2009 Total to More Than 35 Tons
The phone books collected by the schools were transferred to participating island recyclers, including Orchid Island Rubbish and Recycling, Maui Disposal, Garden Isle Disposal, Makoa Trucking and Lanai Trucking. These recycling partners then transported the directories to Island Shell LLC in
“We are so pleased with the strong participation from schools and with the overall response from the community,” said
Recycling is one of the key underpinnings of the company’s proactive environmental commitment. The company also invests in green and source-reduction practices such as:
- Safe Printing - Using soy-based inks and water-soluble glue;
- Smart Paper - Publishing with paper which contains at least 40 percent recycled content, and
- Non-Print directories – HT has invested in a commitment to offering user-friendly online directories, CD-ROM directories, and downloadable directories.
“We are committed to bringing environmental, social and economic benefits to the places where we live and work, and to offering a broad array of advertiser and consumer options to the communities we serve,” added Szczekocki.
More specifically, says Szczekocki, the company is committed to providing consumers with options for the official Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages, from print and online directories at to downloadable versions. “Consumers look for information in many ways, and we want to ensure that they have the local information they need in the format they want — and that we continue to be sensitive to environmental concerns along the way.”
Details on Local Recycling Contest Results
Kauai Island Total Results: 2,530 pounds of books collected First Place ($700): Waimea Canyon Middle School Second Place ($500): St. Catherine School Third Place ($300): King Kaumualli Elementary School Fourth Place ($200): Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Hawaii Island Total Results: 16,611 pounds of books collected First Place ($700): St. Joseph Elementary School Second Place ($500): Hualalai Academy Third Place ($300): Waiakeawaena Elementary School Fourth Place ($200): Laupahoehoe High & Elementary School Fifth Place ($100): Waiakea High School Maui Island Total Results: 10,280 pounds of books collected First Place ($700): Montessori Hale O Keiki Second Place ($500): King Kekaulike High School Molokai Island Total Results: 2,088 pounds of books collected First Place ($400): Kualapu'u Elementary New Century Public School
Additionally, the only school on
About HYP Media
HYP Media Finance LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Local Insight Media Holdings, Inc. (“Local Insight Media”), which through its operating subsidiaries and affiliate companies provides lead-generating directory and local search solutions for approximately 340,000 businesses in the U.S. and the
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