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Every year 1.6 million Yellow Pages are delivered to San Francisco's 800,000 residents, whether we want one or not. They clutter our entryways, litter the street, and find their way from the doorstep to the recycling bin.
The production, delivery and disposal of unwanted phonebooks harms the environment, burdens Waste Management, and costs City taxpayers over a $1 million a year.
David Chiu, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors agrees: "If we're serious about the environment, it's time we recognize that phone books are a 20th century tool that doesn't meet the business or environmental needs of the 21st century."
Join your neighbors and Supervisor Chiu and ask the Yellow Pages to only deliver phonebooks to people who request a copy!