Système U stops the systematic printing of receipts
By the 6th of May, all U stores will systematically ask their customers whether or not they want their receipt and payment receipt printed. Customers with the U card will either receive dematerialized tickets by e-mail or directly in their customer area on the retailers app. Each year, over 1,2 million reels, 110.192 kilometres of paper, are used for receipts. The gradual disappearance of the latter thus meets an ecological objective (limiting the use and waste of paper) and public health (the thermal paper used contains chemical substances). Based on feedback from pilot stores, Système U has observed that on average, 40% of customers do not want a printed receipt, if asked. Based on this rate, 44.077 kilometres of paper would be saved each year – a little more than the earth’s circumference!