Next Thing That May Be Banned in New York City: Paper Receipts

hardest hit – CVS

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Lawmakers are considering the ban due to a chemical which some studies show could harm the female reproductive system.

City lawmakers are considering a ban on paper receipts coated with the chemical BPA and a requirement that retailers offer emailed receipts instead of paper ones.

The City Council announced last week that it will hold hearings on a package of bills aimed at cracking down on paper receipts.

“Nobody needs foot-long receipts,” said Council Speaker Corey Johnson, a Democrat. “We will work with businesses and consumers to cut out paper receipt waste and protect the planet. Let’s not print receipts when they aren’t wanted, especially when we have technology to issue environmentally friendly alternatives.”

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24 Comments on Next Thing That May Be Banned in New York City: Paper Receipts

  1. the absorption of the BPA is greatly increased when ‘hand sanitizers’ are used. This has been known, but not widely publicized, for several years. It is also interesting to see how many dispensers of the sanitizers are kept close to cash registers.

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  2. “I realize I only purchased one item, but I do want the receipt. Please put it in the plastic bag with the straws, thank you”

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  3. Hey, I *like* those CVS receipts, especially when I’ve forgotten to take reading material with me when I go to take a dump.

    And “foot-long”? Gimme a break! I just got one yesterday that was just under FOUR feet long. I guess it was because it had been a long time since my last CVS visit: 36 hours! LOL

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  4. Calif did something on this a few years ago. Forget what. But now when you buy something they always ask if you want a receipt.

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  5. No one wants to cram an Egyptian scroll into their front pocket just for buying a stick of gum anymore?

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  6. And what will they do now? They’ll offer to email you the receipt, all they need is your email. No problems with that, right?

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  7. They’d be real disappointed filling a prescription at CVS. 10 pills comes with a plastic childproof vile, paper bag, warnings, usage instructions, insurance info, a bunch of stickers, and stapled to it is your 8 foot receipt. For the grand total of $1.56 for controlled substances (insurance companies really drive down the cost of hard drugs).

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  8. “Lawmakers are considering the ban due to a chemical which some studies show could harm the female reproductive system.”

    Oh. Will they be banning abortion as well?

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  9. “…which some studies show could harm the female reproductive system”

    1. Where are they putting that paper?
    2. Wash your hands, people.

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  10. Is this the same New York that throws tons of paper out their windows for their ticker tape parades?😂

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  11. For every receipt produced in NYC, the city itself pushes a half ream of paper at tax payer expense. NYC-soon to give San Francisco a run for its money.

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