As everyday consumers, we started to notice the amount of waste generated by retailers and restaurants from printing paper receipts. If you haven't done it yourself, surely you can guess what most people do with receipts: they throw them away. As we went from store to store, restaurant to restaurant, we kept asking ourselves: "Why are we still printing so many receipts, and what can we do to change that?"
According to Green America and their Skip the Slip report, the U.S. alone consumes 3.3 million trees and 9.1 billion gallons of water each year as a result of producing paper receipts. In all, that's over 256,000 metric tonnes of paper every year.
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