Progress on phonebooks

yellow pages here you throw it away

So, I got an e-mail from Jules Kopel-Baily, my new 42nd District State Rep. that he has put forward a request for legislative review at the State level in Oregon.  So, we may get some legislation that creates an opt-in system for getting off phone-book lists.  Yeah!  Also, Chai Guy found this site which lists useful information on the level of waste we’re talking about

https://www.stopthephonebooks.com/

And, Kari Chisolm blogged recently on the issue on BlueOregon.com

Which led me to a page that organizes all of the various legislation put forth nationally – looks like Hawaii has it figured out! https://www.productstewardship.us/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=282

And, checking on the comments on a post on Daily Kos which I’m sure will hold some jewels on the topic.

So, we’re making progress.  Lately, I’ve been thinking about how to move these ideas along quicker.  The move by Jules may make this happen quicker than anything I can do, so I’m hoping that is the course this issue takes.

PS – for a quick fix for yourself, you can opt out here: https://www.yellowpagesgoesgreen.org

PPS – There is also a paperless petition one can sign @ https://paperlesspetition.org/

PPPS – and now, on FB – my new group – After the Phone Book

6.25.2020 – note: less phone books 🙂

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