Berkeley has moved another step closer to adopting a Yellow Pages program that would make it easy for locals to decline delivery. The goal is to eliminate the estimated 50,000 Berkeley phone books that go from the front porch, straight into the recycling bin.
San Francisco has banned the unsolicited distribution of Yellow Pages with the first such ordinance in the nation.
“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.
Protesters dropped off a stack of 1,500 Yellow Pages in front of an AT&T building in San Francisco Wednesday morning to highlight what organizers said is the wasteful distribution of the phone books by the company.
A San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee voted Monday to send legislation to the full board that would restrict the distribution of Yellow Pages phone books in the city.
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu plans to introduce a proposal on Tuesday that would require a consumer’s approval before the Yellow Pages could be dropped off at a home or office.