California to Ban Paper Receipts
Article from The Daily Wire by Emily Zanotti.
California has, apparently, solved all of its major problems and will now embark on a question to rid the state of its one and only remaining menace: long paper receipts.
Fox News reports that California is following up its plastic bag ban and subsequent plastic straw ban with a “paper receipt ban” designed to save the environment by forcing stores to send electronic receipts or text receipts rather than provide paper proof of purchase.
Democrats in the legislature say they will provide a carve-out for people who prefer paper receipts, allowing stores to provide paper receipts upon request. A similar carve-out was made in the plastic straw ban for those who rely on plastic straws to aid in food and drink consumption. Stores in California still offer bags to customers who don’t bring their own, but at a premium.
The crusade against receipts is being led by California legislator Phil Ting, who hails, of course, from San Francisco. Ting says his bill will not only save the environment from the completely-disposable and quick-degrading printer paper, but protect California consumers from trace amounts of dangerous chemicals.
Read the entire article at The Daily Wire.
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