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Phonebook Recycling

Vivial News Release

Vivial, proud publisher of the Hawaiian Telcom Directory, is partnering with schools on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui and Molokai to launch the #SmallBizBigOutcome recycling drive and environmental awareness campaign. The campaign runs through May 30, and is in conjunction with the 2017 Hawaiian Telcom Directory delivery on the neighbor islands.

Local schools on each island will compete to collect the outdated telephone directories, which will keep the directories out of landfills through recycling. All participating schools will receive a cash prize for their involvement in the program, and one school will win a grand prize. The grand prize winner will be selected based on book collection totals and efforts to engage and educate students about recycling and protecting the local environment.

“Vivial cares about small businesses and residents in the communities we serve and our #SmallBizBigOutcome campaign champions those who are working to create positive change,” said John Lambert, branch manager of Vivial in Hawaii. “We love seeing how students of all ages get involved and learn the difference they can make in protecting the local environment through recycling.”

Hawaiian Telcom Directories are 100 percent recyclable. After the close of the contest, the telephone directories are shipped off-island for recycling. On Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai and Maui the materials are converted into an array of new products, including building insulation, writing and copier papers, newsprint and paper towels. The directories from Molokai are processed at a waste-to-energy facility where they are used to generate a valuable source of renewable energy for Oahu. Recycling and environmental sustainability are important initiatives year round, so residences and businesses throughout Hawaii should check with their local recycling department for more information on recycling programs offered in their area.

Vivial is also partnering with local food banks, including Hawaii Foodbank, Hawaii Foodbank – Kauai Branch, The Food Basket and the Maui Foodbank, to host a community food drive. By using the recyclable directory delivery bags, Vivial encourages the community to fill the bags with nonperishable food items and donate them to local food banks.

For more information about the recycling drive, drop-off locations and hours, as well as a list of the participating schools and food banks, visit smallbizbigoutcome.com. To arrange for a bulk pick up, please call (808) 833-2018, or to reduce or stop delivery of any print directory, please go to yellowpagesoptout.com.

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