The Right Way to Dispose of Paper Receipts

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Most paper receipts are not recyclable. This is because they’re printed on thermal paper, which contains a chemical called bisphenol-A (or sometimes bisphenol S) that cannot be easily removed from the paper during the recycling process. To avoid contaminating other paper products in the recycling stream, the safest method is to throw receipts in the trash.

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