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Why This California Lawmaker Wants to Do Away With Paper Receipts

California could be the first state to mandate that businesses offer digital receipts by default if a new bill passes in the State Assembly.
Introduced by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), the legislation seeks to curb the damaging environmental effects of paper receipts, as well as any potential harm to consumers and workers from the toxins often used to coat their surface. If the legislation is enacted, cashiers would still be able to offer paper receipts to customers upon request. But companies would be obligated to introduce electronic receipts for all purchases by Jan. 1, 2022.
Ting drew from research conducted by the environmental nonprofit Green America, which found that the U.S. consumes 10 million trees and 21 billion gallons of water per year due to paper receipt production, generating 686 million pounds of waste and 12 billion pounds of CO2 annually. (CVS, notorious for issuing receipts roughly as long as many customers are tall, is alone responsible for 2.5 million pounds of waste per year, the group claims in its “Skip the Slip” campaign urging retailers to go digital.)
What’s more, 93 percent of paper receipts are coated in the endocrine-disrupting chemicals Bisphenol-A (BPA) or Bisphenol-S (BPS), according to a study by

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