this post on Treehugger, I was cheering. By all means, yes, telephone book companies please stop! Every six months (sometimes it seems like more) I get two phone books dropped off on my porch. Phone books I don't need, phone books I don't want. If I'm home I run out quickly and give them back and say, please take these. I am always met with the same response, "Oh you can just recycle them." Um, No.
We shouldn't have to recycle what we don't want/need in the first place. How is it okay for companies to litter your porch with this stuff? And that goes double for the mailbox. Stay tuned for a solution--I'm still working on it.