Last month, the city of Seattle approved an ordinance that makes unsolicited phone book delivery illegal. The new recycling law is aimed at reducing waste, and also requires phone book publishers to pay for the cost of recycling unwanted phone books. If only all cities were so progressive: We can hardly figure out whether our office building actually allows us to recycle, let alone get the city to outlaw unwanted mail.
The ordinance is still up for finalization (publishers are fighting against the new rules, as you can imagine), but it’s expected to go into effect on January 1, 2010. While it’s up for debate, we thought of ten more gratuitous paper products that we’d like to slip into the new law: