Mile-long receipts could be a thing of the past.
California said no to plastic straws and now the state is going after receipts. Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco has proposed a new legislation to require businesses to offer electronic receipts unless customers ask for paper copies. https://t.co/Xt6MwgF2Hv
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) January 8, 2019
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…
Does this look like your trip to the drug store? CA Assemblyman @PhilTing introduced a bill that proposes phasing out paper receipts for purchases at businesses. He wants you to #SkiptheSlip making e-receipts standard by 2022 https://t.co/X9znnNPKbS pic.twitter.com/DdrSE99Y5j
— KTVU (@KTVU) January 8, 2019
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.