By Denis Sheehan, Publisher, H&C News: Technology & Sustainability Roundtable, Coworth Park 13th April. Refreshments from 9am – discussions between 9.30 & 11.00 – followed by Michelin starred ‘Restaurant Coworth Park’ brunch.
Providing paper receipts in hospitality incurs unnecessary cost and reduces sustainability.
Digital receipts save money and time removing the need to buy and process paper, they also reduce waste.
About half of the UK’s 11 billion paper receipts handed out each year are produced on non-recyclable thermal paper coated with a toxic chemical, Bisphenol A. The glossy ones that don’t require ink printed by card machines and receipt printers.
In the UK, printing 11 billion paper receipts costs millions of trees, billions litres of water and almost a million barrels of oil.
As many in hospitality are now striving towards Nett Zero printing paper receipts is a particularly wasteful process, especially as consumers are increasingly storing payment records digitally.
Businesses claiming tax relief on employee expenses now do so through digital copies of receipts. It is becoming the norm to use cloud-based accounting software, which is more robust than paper.
There are many reasons for migrating from paper receipts to digital – saving your business money – saving your business time – improving your sustainability credentials – being seen by your customers as digital leaders.
If making these kind of changes sounds like you, please join a small group of people just like you at our technology and sustainability roundtable taking place at Coworth Park on 13th April. Refreshments will be served from 9am – discussions between 9.30 & 11.00 – followed by brunch from Michelin starred Restaurant Coworth Park.