Walgreens removes toxic chemicals and offers digital receipts


Thanks to Green America's Skip the Slip campaign, Walgreens is ensuring its receipt paper is free of phenols Bisphenol A (BPA) and Bisphenol S (BPS). BPA and BPS are endocrine disruptors that contribute to developmental, reproductive, and neurological problems.

Walgreens began the transition in all of its Boots locations in the UK and now is transitioning all of its nearly 9,000 Walgreens and Duane Reade stores in the U.S. to phenol-free papers by the end of 2023. 

This step to reduce toxic chemicals on receipts follows on Walgreens starting to offer digital-only receipts in 2020, again thanks to our Skip the Slip campaign, resulting in saving 87 miles of receipt paper every day.

While Walgreens reducing paper waste is great, the company needs to take further steps by making digital the default option and giving a paper receipt only when asked.