California Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Fine Businesses 

  • “When we get coffee to-go or a pack of gum, most of us don’t want or need a physical receipt,” Ting said in a press release.
  • “It’s time we provide customers with the option to get no receipt or a digital receipt. It doesn’t make sense to kill so many trees and produce billions of pounds of carbon emissions.”
  • Ting referenced a report from Green America noting that 3 million trees and 10 billion gallons of water are used each year in the United States to manufacture paper receipts, generating 4 billion pounds of carbon dioxide.
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