Good idea. If someone wants a copy of the Yellow Pages, they can request one. If they don't want one, then they can use the internet, like I do. Yea, I get Yellow Pages every year. I never use them. Neither do a lot of other people. So here's an area in which we can be greener, and at the same time, stop creating so much damn waste. Personally, I hope this comes to Houston eventually, as I regard getting something at my doorstep that I don't ask for as real spam, which is worse than the virtual spam I get in my email inbox.SAN FRANCISCO – "Let your fingers do the walking" could be replaced with "let your finger do the clicking" in San Francisco. It's poised to become the first U.S. city to restrict delivery of Yellow Pages business directories.
The Board of Supervisors cast a 10-1 first vote on Tuesday to ban unrequested home and business delivery of the hefty telephone directories. There will be a second reading and final vote next week.
The idea is to protect the environment, fight neighborhood blight and help the economy. And advocates say the Internet makes the directories unnecessary.
The Los Angeles Times reports nearly 1.6 million Yellow Pages directories are dropped on San Francisco doorsteps each year. The city says they generate 7 million pounds of paper waste and clog recycling equipment, leading to costly repairs.
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