hardest hit – CVS
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.”