No more receipts for shopping

As part of the government’s push for a circular economy, the latest anti-waste initiative is the end of systematically printing the receipt for your shopping.

Not only are these little strips printed 30 billion times per year – that’s a lot of paper – but they also contain toxic substances such as endocrine disruptors.

Originally set for 1st April, the enforcement date has been pushed back to 1st August with government officials justifying the postponement because “feedback from distributors as well as consumer associations indicates that the receipt remains for many French people an important element of verification of the prices of products purchased, against inflation”.

Although the date may still be a few months away, you’ll likely notice that many shops are already asking : “Vous voulez le ticket?


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