Finally! San Francisco is Considering a Ban on Unsolicited Phonebooks


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Letting People Choose?! What a Strange Concept!

We've had some phonebook coverage recently (see the links at the end of this post) and it caused quite a reaction from you, our dear readers. It's understandable: While phonebooks aren't that important in the grand scheme of things, they are a very obvious and concrete (you can touch it, unlike wasted energy or CO2) example of waste for the people who get them and don't need them. But the city of San Francisco just might do something about it if a proposed bill passes. It would "require distributors of the Yellow Pages to ask businesses and residents if they would like a copy of the hefty tome before leaving it on the doorstep". More info via Mercury News.

See also: Dear Bell & Yellow Pages... We Have a Thing Called The Internet.

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