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Thermal Paper Rolls and Your Carbon Footprint

As the entire world becomes a little more aware of the carbon footprint they’re leaving behind, businesses and individuals must work together in creating a healthier environment we can all flourish in. It’s the only way we can ensure a brighter and more prosperous future for everyone.


The more we discover about the environment, the more we learn what’s hurting and helping it. Of course, it’s everyone’s responsibility to utilize that information and make eco-conscious decisions daily. With a little effort, it’s amazing how much good we can accomplish. 

So, what does this have to do with thermal paper rolls? 

Thermal paper has been around since the mid-late 1960’s, so it’s nothing new to society. They’re heavily used in cash registers, adding machines, and thermal printers. For those who don’t know what thermal paper is, it’s what most receipts are printed on.


As popular as they are, thermal paper rolls are extremely dangerous for the environment. When you take into account the thermal paper chemical composition, it contains Bisphenol A (BPA) and other phenolic chemicals that pose a multitude of risks to the environment and our body. 


For a while, many companies started manufacturing BPA-free thermal paper in an attempt to be more eco-friendly. Unfortunately, these companies used something similar -- called bisphenol S (BPS) -- which causes similar health and environmental concerns. 


Since then, companies have started manufacturing BPA-free and BPS-free thermal paper rolls, which are much better for the body and the environment. It’s what makes thermal paper chemical composition so important when shopping for new supplies. 


Can Thermal Paper Be Recycled? 

Although many companies are working towards being paperless, thermal paper is still heavily used in industries across the board. It’s not that companies shouldn’t use thermal paper, but they should certainly be more conscious of the type of thermal paper they’re buying. 


If you’re wondering why, it boils down to the ability to recycle the thermal paper. Traditional thermal paper rolls still contain the chemicals we’re trying to avoid. Because of this, traditional thermal paper can’t be recycled and must be thrown into the normal trash bin. 


The more advanced and eco-friendly thermal paper, on the other hand, can be recycled. Without BPA, BPS, or any other phenolic chemicals involved, this type of thermal paper roll is an essential part of reducing your carbon footprint. 


How Can POSPaper Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint?

As customer demands and expectations change, companies around the world are being forced to invest more time and energy into keeping the planet healthy. At POSPaper, we’re dedicated to helping every company reduce their carbon footprint with phenol-free thermal paper rolls. 


Together, we can help build a more prosperous future for our children and future grandchildren. We’re proud to be a part of this fight for environmental change and extend the invitation to anyone interested in reducing their carbon footprint for a better tomorrow. 


Contact us today if you have any questions or want to put in an order! We can’t wait to assist you with all your thermal paper, credit card supplies, and more! 

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