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Apple Stores are ahead of their time with zero-waste receipts.

I don’t really have much to say other than I am so happy. I am so happy to find out that you have to specifically ask for a printed receipt each time you buy something at an Apple Store. It is the norm for Apple customers to receive their receipts by e-mail. How wonderful! Zero-waste receipts.

Where do you go that you can avoid a receipt? And I don’t mean that they throw it in the garbage for you. I mean that it can just not exist.


p.s. two places I frequent that don’t print receipts unless asked are my local Starbucks and The Soap Dispensary

“I bought a doughnut and they gave me a receipt for the doughnut… I don’t need a receipt for the doughnut. I give you money and you give me the doughnut, end of transaction. We don’t need to bring ink and paper into this. I can’t imagine a scenario that I would have to prove that I bought a doughnut. To some skeptical friend, ‘Don’t even act like I didn’t get that doughnut, I’ve got the documentation right here… It’s in my file at home. …Under “D”.’”

Mitch Hedberg quotes


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


2 thoughts on “Apple Stores are ahead of their time with zero-waste receipts.

  1. Hi Stephanie, here is a link to an article which you might find interesting.

    Posted by Susan | January 12, 2013, 7:57 am

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