California considers measure to cut down on paper receipts

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Assembly Member, Phil Ting

A California legislator introduced a “Skip the Slip” bill Jan. 8.  It aims to reduce paper consumption by requiring retailers to offer customers digital sales receipts. Buyers could choose to receive paper copies.

“Each year in the United States, up to 10 million trees and 21 billion gallons of water are used to create receipts, which generate 686 million pounds of waste and 12 billion pounds of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of one million cars on the road,” Assembly member Phil Ting, a Democrat from San Francisco, said.

If enacted, the measure would take effect Jan. 1, 2022.

Skip the Slip is a national campaign launched by Green America.

“Retailers who have adopted digital receipts are already seeing benefits in terms of reduced costs and greater connection to their customers,” Green America’s executive co-director Todd Larsen said in a news release. “Assembly member Ting’s bill will benefit retailers, workers, and consumers in California, and it will be an important step forward in addressing the increasing impacts of paper-based receipts.”

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