Today, trees are sustainably farmed like any other crop. According to the American Forest & Paper Association, 90% of the wood that is harvested for paper comes from private, sustainably managed working forests. In fact, without the forest products industry, much of that forestland might be permanently lost to development of housing or retail.
Yes! The paper industry is committed to product safety and innovation. This includes paper receipt options that do not contain Bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA. Continuous improvements in the manufacturing process make paper receipts the safe choice at checkout.
U.S. paper manufacturers have begun transitioning to new technologies, including new thermal coating chemistries. Phenol-free thermal receipt papers are readily available in the marketplace today. PRCA members commit to always meeting or exceeding regulatory guidance.
Paper receipts eliminate the need to disclose personal information during transactions. With identity theft and phishing on the rise, paper receipts help keep your data out of the hands of opportunistic advertisers and criminals.
One of the largest problems with digital receipts is that they aren’t accessible to people who do not have access to or struggle with technology. Because of this, paper receipts level the playing field and allow everyone to make purchases, regardless of ability with or access to technology.