Environment Recycling & Waste Would You Prefer Your Receipts to Be Paperless? By Lloyd Alter Design Editor University of Toronto Lloyd Alter is Design Editor for Treehugger and teaches Sustainable Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Lloyd Alter Updated January 09, 2020 Public Domain. MaxPixel – A stack of paper receipts Share Twitter Pinterest Email Recycling & Waste Zero Waste Plastics The New York Times reports that more and more stores are getting rid of paper receipts and offering to send electronic versions by email. This is a good thing if you don't like handling the BPA-laden thermal papers, and think Google is more secure than a shoebox, or a bad thing if you care about stores being able to track your purchases (which they are doing anyways if you use a credit card). What would you do? Would You Prefer Your Receipts To Be Paperless?