The UnGreen (and Potentially Unhealthy): Paper Receipts

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updated 10/07/10

Would you like a receipt for that, uh, cup ‘o joe?

Why? Just in case I need to return it in a couple of days? So someone doesn’t think my desperate urge for caffeine has put me in dine-and-dash mode? Quick! Call 911!

Do we really need paper receipts for everything? I just received a 7″ receipt for 2 items! And you can’t just say no to receipts–they print them out no matter what!

Stunning factoids*

Receipt paper demands in the US are 640,000 tons per year. Production of these receipts consumes:

7 Tips for a Greener Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this weekend and, if you’re like a lot of busy people, you run out and buy a card and some flowers the day of–on the fly–and hand it all over. What a surprise for mom. Why not take an extra minute or two and check out these tips that offer some different– and greener–ideas? Continue reading


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