July 27, 2015 3:43 pm
Updated: July 27, 2015 6:37 pm

NSLC stores stop printing receipts to cut down on paper waste

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WATCH ABOVE: Many companies, like the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, no longer print receipts unless a customer asks for one. That means savings for them and more convenience for the consumer. Global’s David Squires reports.

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation is going green at the cash register. The company says it will no longer print receipts unless a customer specifically asks for one.

“We actually have a new system that allows us not to print, if we so choose,” said Mike Mahoney with the NSLC.

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The initiative came about after a recent corporate waste audit found they were wasting too much paper.

“This year we identified the sales receipt as a culprit, or opportunity to improve the amount of waste we put into the system,” said Maloney

Since it began, the initiative has been a success. Up to 90 percent of their customers don’t want a receipt. That translates to a 90 percent cut in their fine paper consumption.

The change also means cost savings for NSLC and more convenience for the consumer.

NSLC customer Marie White says it’s a time saver. “I usually don’t want the receipt anyway. Saves me time waiting for something I’m going to throwing out.”

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation says the program is part of a larger initiative to become more environmentally friendly.

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