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Let’s Ban Phone Books

The Yellow & White Pages phone books. They have been used as packaging material, a dangerous booster seat and fire-starter. But in an increasingly digital age, just how often is the phone book actually used to make phone calls?

San Francisco has proposed a law banning the distribution of unsolicited phone books. If the law goes into effect, phone companies and Yellow Pages publishers will be prohibited from leaving phone books on doorsteps and lobbies without advanced permission — fines could be up to $500 per violation.

Should we propose the same law in our city? I believe we should. I don’t see any need for these phone books anymore. In fact, every time it’s delivered in my door, it goes straight to my recycling bin.


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Posted by on 02/21/2011 in Blogs

 

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