PCC Natural Markets is using receipt paper that is free of Bisphenol A (BPA) and Bisphenol S (BPS) — compounds that have been linked to a variety of health concerns.
In recent years, PCC had been using a double-sided receipt paper, which, while free of BPA, contains BPS, which is suspected of having toxic effects similar to those of BPA. BPA has been banned from baby bottles and sippy cups and has been voluntarily eliminated by some manufacturers.
The new Alpha Free receipt paper was developed by Wisconsin-based Appvion. Made with a vitamin C-based thermal coating, Alpha Free paper receipts are naturally yellow and easy for consumers to distinguish from other receipts, according to PCC.
"Nothing is more important to PCC than the well-being of our employees and shoppers," said Nancy Taylor, PCC's director of human resources, in a statement. "PCC provides more than 7 million transaction receipts annually, touched first by our cashiers and then put into the hands of our customers. We are pleased to provide Appvion's Alpha Free paper, which we believe to be much safer to use in an environment where food is handled and sold."
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