California Stops Automatic Delivery of the Phone Book

Just weeks after San Francisco passed a law stopping the automatic delivery of telephone books, California regulators approved Verizon’s request to end deliveries of printed white pages statewide.

The decision to go digital with residential listings is expected to save an estimated 1,870 tons of material from California’s waste stream.

The California Public Utilities Commission granted Verizon’s request to provide customers with an online, electronic version of the white pages. Customers also can continue to receive the traditional printed volume by request. Or they can request a free CD-ROM directory of residential listings.

How long do you think it will be until the rest of the states follow suit?

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