Opt In or Opt Out? Phone Books Revisited

I knew I couldn’t be the only one mad about this wasteful and useless product:

–  Blog – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anya-strzemien/how-to-stop-the-phone-boo_b_84773.html

– Another blog – http://www.commoncraft.com/how-stop-receiving-phone-books-and-yellow-pages

– Petition – http://www.paperlesspetition.org/ 

– Opt in versus opt out – http://blog.kelseygroup.com/index.php/2007/11/20/should-publishers-embrace-opt-out/

On another note, my driver’s license used to have a place where I could opt in to be an organ donor…  What happened to that check-box?

2 Responses

  1. Consumers can “opt out” of receiving telephone books at http://www.YellowPagesGoesGreen.org. We will contact the publishers and inform them to stop delivering books. This is a free service for consumers. http://www.YellowPagesGoesGreen.org is working with state and local governments on ordinances concerning the delivery of unsolicited telephone books. http://www.YellowPagesGoesGreen.org is not against the telephone books but against the delivery of 4 to 5 pounds of paper on people’s door step 5 to 6 times per year and being told it is our responsibility to recycle something we did not ask for. If we need a book we will call. Otherwise I “opt out” from receiving it.

  2. Thanks for the info, Kevin! Will definitely look into this! Glad people are doing something about this.

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