15 Jun '11, 2pm

Do Pennies Make Any Business or Environmental Sense?

Do Pennies Make Any Business or Environmental Sense?

Pennies from heaven don’t mean very much anymore, especially considering their costs to the environment and the expense of mining and minting them. With apologies to Abe Lincoln, Mike’s Bikes , a company with nine locations in California, has taken a solid stand against continued use of the venerable coin. The company recently announced it is “letting go of Lincoln” by banning pennies in its stories. Its website explained, “The world we live in is the world we ride in. To help take good care of it, we have decided to eliminate pennies from our stores. For all cash transactions where pennies would have been used, we will be rounding down in favor of the customer to the nearest nickel.” The are some very solid reasons for bidding the penny adieu, as the store explains: “ Making pennies wastes natural resources and is toxic to people and the environment – Pennies are 3 percen...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/06/pennies-make-sense-all/

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