Make receipts optional at Target

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Receipts are a massive source of waste to the planet. They are printed on thermal paper therefor rendering them not recyclable, and most end up in the trash bin once people get home. They use up an excessive amount of resources each year, from something that can’t be recycled, and have a very short post consumer life.

 Target is one of the largest retailers across the country, and they automatically print a receipt even of you don't want it. We're petitioning Target to make printing a paper receipt optional for their customers not a must. To do this all we are asking Target to do is to make it possible to send an e-mailed copy of the receipt to their customers rather than a paper receipt if they so choose. This change could save millions of resources such as water, oil, and trees, as well as help to reduce the overall waste that makes it in the landfills.

Many large brand companies such as Staples, Pet Smart, and Best Buy offer you the choice of having your receipt be printed, or e-mailed to you. By simply adding that option to target could save millions of resources, By adding it as an option, those who want it can still have a paper copy, but those who don’t will be happy to have less waste in their home.The choice of making a receipt optional is beneficial to both parties involved.

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