I will opt out of paper receipts whenever possible including those from the drug store, supermarket, bank, dry cleaners and other retailers I frequent. I will opt for digital receipts wherever possible to avoid paper receipts, most of which are unrecyclable.
“In the US, over 12.4 million trees and 13 billion gallons of water are consumed each year in the creation of paper receipts, generating 1.5 billion pounds of waste and 4 billion pounds of CO2. Paper products fill over one quarter of all solid waste in landfills, including receipts.” – Green America, Skip the Slip
Most paper receipts are coated with BPA or BPS and are not recyclable. Please ask the cashier or store manager how to opt for digital receipts.