#recyclewithreuzi - Shop Receipts

#recyclewithreuzi - Shop Receipts

Paper receipts look harmless, right?

Well, the thing is... paper receipts printed on shiny, thermal paper, are not recyclable because they are coated with the infamous substance called bisphenol A (BPA). As you’ll know by now, these chemicals can be harmful if they are released into the environment or ingested in large quantities...

Recycling BPA-coated receipts may contaminate the recycling bin... Composting them is even worse, because this could release BPA to surface waters! All of this would increase human exposure to BPA - a no-no!

So, what can you do? Well, many stores (including ours!) will send you an email receipt, or give you the choice of whether to take a printed receipt... to which you can always say “thanks, but no thanks!”

Questions? We are here, get in touch!

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