The summer sales will begin in less than a week on Wednesday June 22, in most departments in mainland France, with the exception of Alpes Maritimes (July 6), Pyrenees Orientales (July 6) or Corsica (July 13,) - and last for four weeks.
You will be able to shop for a lot with discounts, rebates, and other savings. This will result in dozens of bags, purchases, and receipts. Who will still have them in 2022? Can you imagine how many people still keep them in 2022? This very organized woman continues, "I only throw them out once I have completed my accounts and all sums debited to my bank account correspond with what is written on my tickets." Others, however, are willing to give it up: "I would prefer not to have it!" They are issued automatically and go straight to the trash when I get home. This 30-year-old said that traders should stop systematically taking them out and start looking at alternatives.
It doesn't matter if we treasure it or toss it in the trash, the little piece of white paper that fills our pockets will disappear by 2023. It should not be printed in paper format anymore. Instead, it will be digitalized, just as it is in some brands. It is possible to request it in paper format if you wish.
Twitter has a variety of opinions about this measure. While some are supportive of the measure's ecological importance, others have reservations. "I will continue asking for my receipt whenever I shop in supermarkets because we have mistyped product references. Another user writes, "I also need to keep track what I have eaten in case I get intoxicated." Another user wrote, "I need to look at where I keep all the paper I have in my wallet. Even a receipt can reminds me of a memory so that I keep everything."
The digital proof of purchase will still be valid, despite 12 consumer associations being concerned. Familles Rurales and UFC-Que Choisir believe that by removing receipts "by default", consumers are deprived of real choice and, consequently, of their rights.
There are several arguments to support the receipt: It is still "a tool to manage the family budget", can be used to verify the transaction's accuracy, and it constitutes "essential proof that purchase" to benefit from legal or commercial warranties.
It's a huge step forward for the environment, as the polluting of the environment is immense. In France, 12.5 Billion tickets are printed every year. This is 150,000 tons of CO2... But they are still a lot lower than before. Automatic receipts are not available for purchases below 20 Euros and under 30 Euros.
It would be good for your health. Patricia Miralles (deputy for the first constituency in Herault) explains to UFC Que Choisir, that receipts contain bisphenol F and S, which is an endocrine disruptor classified as dangerous.
Will there be a "green effect" from the application of this decree, or is it just a rumor? There is no way to be certain. We all know that e-mail can have serious consequences for the environment. An email that is sent with an attachment can emit 19 grams of CO2 (information UFC-Que Choisir). Even though the receipt itself is lighter, it still has an impact. According to Les Echos' estimates, a 1MB email can have a carbon footprint approximately 19g. Sending a ticket dematerialized could have an impact between 3.8 and 19g of CO2. This is something to consider when you go to the checkout.