California Kills Automatic Phone Book Delivery

Add phone books to the growing list of things that will one day make you feel old for living in a time in which they existed. The California Public Utilities Commission approved Verizon’s request that the residential white pages would no longer be delivered statewide automatically. Yellow Pages, and government and business listings will still be distributed.

Reuters reports the shift could save 1,870 tons of material that would wind up in the state’s waste stream.

Says a Verizon exec:

“The PUC’s decision to allow Verizon to end the automatic delivery of residential white pages listings is good news for California consumers and the environment.”

What purposes, if any, do you still use phone books for these days?

California Stops Automatic Delivery of the Phone Book [Reuters via Engadget]

Previously: San Francisco On Track To Ban Yellow Pages