Hawaiian Tel clueless about recycling its phone books

I contacted Hawaiian Tel to find where I could take my old phone books to be recycled. They didn’t have a clue. I was told they hired a distribution company for the new books and that I should contact them. So let’s see: Hawaiian Tel pockets the revenue from selling ads in the new phone books, but some distribution company they hired is responsible for recycling the old books? I don’t think so. If I were an Hawaiian Tel shareholder I might be pleased — but I am not.

Come on, Hawaiian Tel — assume responsibility for the massive pollution the old phone books create. Step up and provide (and publicize) a way to recycle your old books — the books you pocketed a lot of money from by selling ads. Give a little of those profits back to our Maui environment.

Steve Rummel