In New York City, Paper Receipts Set to Go the Way of Foie Gras

paper receiptsFrom Bloomberg, December 4, 2019.

Those yard-long paper receipts that spew from cash registers may be following plastic bags and foie gras into the dustbin of New York City history.

Council members plan to crack down on those ubiquitous rolls with a package of laws that will require merchants to instead offer shoppers emailed receipts or those not coated with bisphenol A, or BPA. That chemical, suspected of interacting with human hormones to cause breast cancer and brain damage, is used in most cash-register slips.

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