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Today's ethical picks: no more phone books, 10% off Fairtrade flowers and gift deliveries with carbon offsets

Posted Sep 13 2008 3:51am

I don't use phonebooks anymore - this campaign's a shameless PR stunt by online directory 192.com, but it has a good point. The last phonebook delivered to my flat went straight in our recycle bin, simply because I use Google searches and Google Maps to look companies up. According to 192, 75 million directories are delivered every year: equivalent to a painful 75,000+ tonnes of paper. As a solution, it proposes sticking these posters up when deliveries are due in your area (expect dates on the campaign site soon).

Get 10% off Fairtrade flowers - remember Imogen Stone, who I wrote about the other day? It's kindly giving thegreenguy readers a 10% discount at the checkout: just use thegreenguy as your discount code (it's case-sensitive).

Ethical Superstore's carbon offset deliveries - I've been checking out this new eco shop for a while now, and it's stocking some decent stuff. However, yesterday was the first time I noticed it gives you the chance to pay a quid on top of your order to 'carbon offset' the delivery with Climate Care. Expect others to emulate 'em.

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