Do you recycle your receipts? I used to. And then I was shocked to find out – there are two types of receipts floating around out there. The paper ones, which are recyclable and compostable, and the thermal ones, which aren’t. But because it’s hard to tell the difference between the two it’s better to keep them all out of the recycling bin in order not to ruin the entire batch.The reason is that thermal receipts contain Bisphenol A (BPA), an industrial chemical that’s used to produce specific kinds of plastic. This chemical can be very bad for the human health in high enough doses. In fact, in many countries, on top of being declared toxic, it has been outright banned. So having it end up in landfills isn’t a much better option. 😮

The good news is we live in a digital world now and you can always ask for an e-receipt at the point of purchase. Or you can refuse a receipt altogether if you don’t really need it.✨