Bay Area bill would require businesses to offer digital reciepts

Mile-long receipts could be a thing of the past.

You’ve had it happen to you.

You go to the store to pick up 2 or 3 things after work…

And the cashier hands you a receipt that’s…

Like…

15 feet long.

According to the Sacramento Bee, that might not happen in the future.

Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting (San Francisco) has introduced a bill that would “skip the slip” for those miles of paper.

The introduction for the bill was pure comedy gold.

Check out that amazingly over-the-top costume.

Basically, it would require that businesses give you the option to receive your receipt digitally.

Additionally, Ting says most of those slips are coated in toxic substances that are difficult to recycle, and could contaminate other recycled paper.

The law would significantly curb that kind of waste.

So sure, places like CVS could give you that 30 thousand foot long slip…

Or you could get it digitally…

As a 600 page spam ad in your email.

Read more on this story at SacBee.com

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