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Trishan Arul

28 neighbors want to stop the delivery of unwanted newspapers & advertising in San Francisco.

Trishan Arul
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The SF Examiner delivers thousands of unwanted newspapers across the city every Sunday. A large percentage, perhaps even most, get tossed out. Aside from the wasted newsprint, they are wrapped in plastic bags and delivered in gasoline vans - its not environmentally friendly. I take out the paper to recycle before throwing out the bag but when the bag is wet and ripped, its tempting just to toss it all. And I bet many people do.

You can request to stop delivery but they randomly start it up again every few months. I've stopped it at least 8 times over the years. And the website sucks.

San Francisco banned plastic bags & imposed a 10c charge for paper bags from stores in the name of environmentalism. Why do we continue to let this far greater problem exist?

The Examiner & others sending unsolicited advertisements should fund an independent "Do Not Call" style service. People enroll online or by phone. Every delivery to a Do Not Deliver address results in a large fine.

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Bridget
Luke Bornheimer
Tim S
Eric Pan
Boaz Gurdin
Meli
Brian
Arena
April Berger
Daniel Schwartzbaum
Tyson Daugherty
dustystax
Jeremy Thibeaux
Tyler
Andy
Rex Chung

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San Francisco, CA

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Tom K.

So I love the Giant Sweep program. It's pretty fantastic! But I saw some sort of leaflet from them today on my door in Hayes Valley. Has anyone else gotten one of these? It seems sort of ironic that a program intended to make our streets cleaner is depositing this sort of material to residents.

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Andy

Has anyone tried sending them a message on facebook? www.facebook.com/sfexaminer

Tom K.
Tom K.
Aug 13, 2013

Not a bad idea. You can even 'message' a Facebook page now so you're sure someone will get it.

Posted by Tom K. on Aug 13, 2013
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Andy
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Trishan Arul

I've been getting sporadic delivery so I have no idea what is going on. I have most definitely NEVER seen this "Green Team" in my neighborhood. There are newspapers on the sidewalk all day & night and no one ever comes to pick them up. I'll send them an email and if that doesn't get anywhere follow up with Supervisor Weiner's staff

Tom K.
Tom K.
Aug 5, 2013

Any new updates? Examiner still being an offender? Maybe a few more of us need to reach to them.

Posted by Tom K. on Aug 5, 2013
Trishan Arul
Trishan Arul
Aug 5, 2013

Its has stopped, at least for me. So I'm probably good for a few months before delivery starts again. I'm starting to suspect that the deliveries restart every time they hire a different delivery person...

Posted by Trishan Arul on Aug 5, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Aug 5, 2013

Got it. Sounds like we need to have a 'don't deliver list'-- at least for the Examiner.

Posted by Tom K. on Aug 5, 2013
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Meli

The local blogs from Bernal Heights tweeted about the Examiner's Green team from 2012: San Francisco Examiner launches Green Team
We don't get the examiner in my apartment building, but keep us posted if you do request it as I'm curious to know how effective it is.

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