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Zombies on my doorstep: End the phone book spam

phonebook 2I came home to find the walking dead waiting on my doorstep: phone books.

Nobody asked for them. They just print them up and hand them out.

615 million phone books are printed every year. This is a filthy waste of resources: printing, delivery, landfill.

Let’s end this already.

At the very least, phone books should only be given to people who request them. MN, WA, and HI are making it illegal to litter a city with hundreds of thousands of unrequested books. A proposed bill in CA to do the same was defeated by lobbyists from the Yellow Pages industry association.

Phone books are spam. Get involved.

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