Schools competing to collect old phone books


HONOLULU (AP) — Schools on many Hawaii islands are competing to collect the largest number of outdated telephone directories.

Hawaiian Telcom yellow pages publisher The Berry Co. is sponsoring the annual contest. The company said the old phone books will be recycled and kept out of landfills.

Schools could win cash prizes for participating. The award amounts vary based on the school’s location.

Schools on Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Hawaii islands are participating. A separate recycling drive gathered old Oahu phone books in January.

Maui High School Parent Community Networking Center Coordinator Stacy Woodson said the program raises awareness about the difference people can make in protecting the local environment.

The contest goes through the end of next month.

 

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