The Environment


  • Statistics show that approximately 90 percent of paper receipts end up in the waste bin.

  • Research has highlighted that many consumers part ways with their receipts in the moments shortly after collection, and many others can’t remember where they kept it if they did at all.

  • How many times a day are you handed a receipt after making a purchase, only to throw it away or tell the cashier to keep it? That morning coffee, sandwich, or croissant are all items that don’t normally need a proof of purchase, yet daily transactions like this often still come with a receipt.

  • Trees numbering millions are cut down each year to produce receipts that most people will simply discard.

  • It seems strange to question the harm in providing paper receipts since it is such a ubiquitous and seemingly harmless part of the checkout experience.

  • What most consumers and business don’t realize is that these small slips of paper are causing deforestation and costing the planet millions of trees.

  • While recycling waste is the right thing to do in an extremely polluted world like ours, paper receipts are the exception.

  • In most retail outlets in the UK today, paper receipts contain Bisphenol; a plastic component which is suspected to cause cancer, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and many other potential risks to human health.

  • Merely touching a Bisphenol-coated surface exposes you to the substance as it can be absorbed via the skin.

  • What’s worse, you can’t compost Bisphenol-coated paper as it can contaminate groundwater. And whilst not every paper receipt has this toxic coating, the majority do, which for consumers can mean it’s difficult to find a distinction between the two types of paper receipts.

  • NOUMI™ Digital Receipts is the solution to all of this waste, all of these unnecessary hazards to our health, and the environment.