13 Sep '18, 10pm
Join us in urging CVS & other retailers to Skip the Slip
How Receipts Impact People & the Planet Click here to sign our petition to CVS In the US, over 10 million trees 1 and 21 billion gallons of water are consumed each year to create paper receipts, generating 686 million pounds of waste and 12 billion pounds of CO2 . A n estimated 93% of paper receipts are coated with BPA (the same chemical banned from plastic bottles) or BPS (a similar replacement chemical), and should not be recycled 2 . Well-meaning people who try to recycle thermal receipts coated with bisphenols can contaminate recovered fiber. Research suggests that these paper receipts can contribute to human health issues. BPA is shown to contribute to developmental, reproductive, and neurological problems3 . Consumers handles a dozen paper receipts every week, and retail store employees may touch thousands in the same time. Retail workers are shown to have 30% more B...