State regulators put a stop to printed White Pages
OLYMPIA -- State lawmakers decided Tuesday to end a decades-old requirement that local telephone companies deliver printed White Pages directories each year to all their Washington customers. Under the new rule, all companies are required to make directories available electronically and only provide paper telephone books to customers who request them. The expected change is touted to remove more than 100 tons of unwanted paper directories from waste and recycling bins annually, along with reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 4,000 tons.