No, your fingers can’t do the walking.
San Francisco would become the first city in the nation to ban the unsolicited distribution of the Yellow Pages under legislation to be formally introduced today by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu.
The thick volumes, dropped off at nearly every home and office in the city, are becoming increasingly obsolete in the Internet age, Chiu says, and often end up unopened in the recycling bin.
His office estimates that more than 1.5 million Yellow Pages phone books are distributed in San Francisco every year.
“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,” said Chiu.
A trade group said Monday that although it shares some of Chiu’s goals, it will consider a legal challenge if his legislation is approved as is.