20 May '11, 7pm

San Fran Passes Yellow Pages Opt-In Law

San Fran Passes Yellow Pages Opt-In Law

San Francisco is the first city to pass legislation that prohibits Yellow Pages from being delivered to residents and businesses who do not request them. Board of Supervisors President David Chiu (L) and Director of the San Francisco Environmental Department Melanie Nutter (R) estimate that the phone books create nearly 7 million pounds of trash in the city every year. Photo: San Francisco Department of the Environment Find your local recycling solution for phone books Residents and businesses in the high-tech “City by the Bay” will now have a choice as to whether they receive a copy of the Yellow Pages at their front door. This week, in a near unanimous vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed legislation to limit the distribution of commercial phone directories to residents and businesses that request them. The bill creates a three-year pilot program, starting...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/05/20/san-fran-passes-yello...

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