The Fight Against the Penny 

Cheeseboard Pizzeria and Mike's Bikes in Berkeley have stopped using pennies and are part of a growing group of activists who say the wasteful coin should be taken out of circulation.

Pennies in the United States now cost at least two cents each to make, according to the US Mint. Pennies also are made predominantly of zinc — 97.5 percent — the mining of which is damaging to the environment. Pennies also waste…

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