Since automated printing of paper receipts is now banned, several initiatives have been proposed to avoid sending them by email, which is almost as polluting.
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After many ups and downs, planned for 1st timeIs January 2023, then 1Is April 2023 by Agec law related to the fight against waste andcircular economycircular economyThe abolition of automatic printing of paper receipts is effective from 1Is august. This measure also applies to bank card stamps issued by ATMs, as well as promotional coupons and purchase vouchers. But as cool as it is, old reflexes die hard, as a recent survey published by startup Killbills linked to French With Receipts showed.
26% of French people never keep their receipts
It should be noted that age and socio-professional category have a significant impact on this relationship. In fact, if 34% of those under the age of 35 prefer the dematerialized format, their elders, those above the age of 66, account for 66% opting for paper receipts. Nevertheless, 53% of those questioned appreciate dematerialized receipts and for 82% the ecological aspect is the decisive argument in its favor. It should also be noted that 26% of French people never keep their receipts, despite their preference. Among other important points, 81% hold them to purchase home appliances and computers, which are among the exceptions and therefore will not be affected by the ban.
All proof of payment in his banking sector
Another interesting trend, 71% would prefer to receive their receipt by e-mail, even though it is just as polluting as paper. According to responsible digital expert Frédéric Bordage, ” An email with a dematerialized receipt weighs 5 grams green house gasgreen house gas and 3 centiliters of water. Same receipt in paper form: We’ll live on 2 grams of greenhouse gases and 5 centiliters of water “. So what is the best option? Provision of proof of payment directly on the online account, but which obliges the customer to set up ApplicationApplication Specific to each brand? For all these reasons Kilbills provides cash receipts issued directly to the customer’s banking sector, making it possible to find all their payment receipts in a single and secure environment.
ecological impact of paper receipt
The startup was founded in view of the significant pollution of paper receipts with 18 billion liters of water being wasted in 2020, 25 million.TreeTree slaughtered and 22 million barrels of oilbarrels of oil is consumed every year around the world. In France, it is estimated that 12.5 billion sales receipts are printed annually, which is approximately 150,000 tonnes of CO equivalent.2, Figures like his are even more worrying DurationDuration According to a study by the University of Strasbourg, the average lifespan is only three seconds and only 9% of people keep it.
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