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April 23, 2013


Although almost no one wanted more printed white pages, an outdated law in Washington required their delivery every fifteen months, like it or not. Last week, however, state regulators finally agreed to change the law.Under the new regulations, phone companies are free to not deliver physical phone books. Washington will now join at least 18 other states where white pages directories are not delivered by legal mandate.
Ending Washington’s regime of mandatory white pages may seem like a small thing, yet it is worth celebrating. It marks the end of a pointless waste of resources, a little less annoyance for state residents, and reduced public costs for waste management. It’s a great example of how we can make sustainability legal.

Although almost no one wanted more printed white pages, an outdated law in Washington required their delivery every fifteen months, like it or not. Last week, however, state regulators finally agreed to change the law.Under the new regulations, phone companies are free to not deliver physical phone books. Washington will now join at least 18 other states where white pages directories are not delivered by legal mandate.

Ending Washington’s regime of mandatory white pages may seem like a small thing, yet it is worth celebrating. It marks the end of a pointless waste of resources, a little less annoyance for state residents, and reduced public costs for waste management. It’s a great example of how we can make sustainability legal.

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