BPA-free Receipts

100% Customer Satisfaction GuaranteedStarting next month, you will be able to tell whether the receipt you’ve been handed is BPA-free by checking for red marks on the back. Red marks = BPA-free.

This move is courtesy of Appleton, the largest thermal paper maker and only manufacturer of BPA-free receipts in the U.S. It is beginning to add red fibers to its paper this month and expects to have them in 100% of the paper by March 2011.

Come then, if you do not see red marks on the receipts from your supermarket, bank ATM, gas station, etc., speak to the managers at these businesses and suggest a switch. If you personally work the register in a store, speak to your boss. Your exposure is very high. Meanwhile, wear gloves if possible.

For more information on the new BPA-free “labeling,” read this Fast Company article. For more on the problem of BPA in receipts — and in people — read this Environmental Working Group study.

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