Jimmy Kimmel displays an employee’s receipt from CVS for two items. Watch video here.
Action #1 – Ask your state legislator to vote “YES” on AB-161 “Skip the Slip!”
We’ve survived the prohibition of single-use bags, and having to ask for a straw… except maybe Devin Nunes. (Be sure to follow his continuing adventures on @devincow) We are now aware of our plastic waste crisis, more urgent now that China is refusing our “recyclable” plastic. But there’s still a long way to go in reducing our solid waste.
AB-161 addresses those pesky thermal paper “proof-of-purchase” receipts, which many of us just consider a nuisance. Why bother? Well, their production consumes lots of resources, while generating tons of CO2 waste. Plus, 93% of paper receipts are coated with Bisphenol-A (BPA) or Bisphenol-S (BPS) chemicals, which is absorbed the skin. So, toxic AND unrecyclable because of it. Connecticut already banned receipt paper containing BPA in 2011 and the European Union will start in 2020. Come on, CA, we can do better!
Mimimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Assemblymember [____] to vote YES on AB-161.
Continue reading “Wed – 3/20: Those receipts you stuff into your pocket are toxic waste. Who knew? One call, one petition.”