- Category: Community Bulletin
11 Apr 2017
(Press Release) — Yellow Pages Ink and IT&E announce the extension of the competition deadline to May 21. Running its first year in the CNMI, IT&E and the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality have teamed up with Yellow Pages Ink and public and private schools to recycle old phonebooks printed in previous years.
IT&E chief operating officer John Compton states that more schools are participating in the event as one of many initiatives to begin more sustainable business practices.
“IT&E wants to reiterate that the phonebook roundup is an event to bring awareness to the importance of recycling and the reduction of waste. We invite the community to join us to advocate and help our schools and the youth practice sustainability. We hope that recovering old phonebooks and recycling the paper into reusable items will strengthen the need to preserve and protect our environment. Our program began in February and will now end in May and hopefully continue annually,” Compton said.
Schools that haven’t registered for the competition are welcomed to join. Participants will have a chance to win up to $5,000 in cash prizes. All schools are asked to collect, count, and temporarily store all old phone books and contact a BECQ representative to coordinate the collection. A receipt will be issued to each entrant for the number of books deposited.
BECQ reminds participants that phonebooks must be dry, clean, and not contaminated. Current 2017 phonebooks are not eligible for collection.