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The environmental impact of paper receipts

Should we switch to digital receipts? This politician in California has just introduced "Skip the slip", a bill trying to do just that.

01/19/2019 11:16 AM
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  • Phyllis R.
    01/19/2019 11:20

    What about those unable to do total digital ?

  • Dolores O.
    01/19/2019 11:28

    I've been overcharged way too many times and only know this because of the receipt.

  • Ziad H.
    01/19/2019 11:32

    Why does a digital receipt have a greenhouse gas effect?

  • Aoife R.
    01/19/2019 11:48

    Why not grow and use hemp for the paper, you would save the lives of thousands of trees.🤔🤗

  • Nancy G.
    01/19/2019 11:50

    Will the IRS accommodate digital receipts?

  • Dieter S.
    01/19/2019 12:09

    How to control the cashier's? In a digital form is it impossible.

  • Logan S.
    01/19/2019 12:45

    Also, receipts are made with BPA. Just sayin

  • Kristine S.
    01/19/2019 12:56

    YES

  • Gabrielle M.
    01/19/2019 13:24

    Bravo!

  • Diana R.
    01/19/2019 13:47

    hagamos algo!!

  • David G.
    01/19/2019 13:51

    Electronic receipts need to gather private info, so goes against privacy

  • Christine P.
    01/19/2019 14:27

    Yes!!!

  • Terisha D.
    01/19/2019 14:31

    Universal app perhaps to “collect and store recipets bc while I wouldn’t mind emailed it don’t like giving out my email to every shop I visit.

  • Suresh N.
    01/19/2019 15:12

    AWESOME IDEA

  • Lynette F.
    01/19/2019 15:48

    What are we supposed to do then if we want to return merchandise & the stores require proof-of-purchase? And not everyone has a smart phone either 🤔

  • Tracey W.
    01/19/2019 16:27

    Who's the por shmuck that had to be the "skip the slip guy"? :D

  • Helene M.
    01/19/2019 18:28

    No.

  • Enes B.
    01/19/2019 19:19

    Yeah totally agreed, we do not need paper slips any more.

  • Liis T.
    01/19/2019 19:30

    We have that In Finland, not with all stores and it is optional. When you are a customer in a certain bank which is actually owned by a store chain(they have supermarkets, restaurants, gas stations, clothing stores etc.) and if you have an app for their mobile banking you can choose not to have receipts(the machine does not even print it) and the receipts are stored on that banking app 😊 I love it😁,

  • Aaron K.
    01/19/2019 20:40

    First: straws, now thermal paper. California’s politicians are fucking ridiculous.