Czech retailer Albert has introduced the option to print a simplified EET receipt for customers in a bid to reduce the use of thermal paper.
Shoppers have the option to choose between a standard or short version of the bill while paying.
The initiative will help the retailer in cutting the use of thermal printing paper by seven tonnes annually, the retailer added.
Jiří Mareček, Albert's director of business communications, said, “Current legislative rules do not allow us to issue any document, even if some customers would like it.
"In this way, we try to satisfy them at least in part, and at the same time we move forward in our efforts to move towards sustainable business.”
The new receipt includes the total amount, payment details and all other information required by the legislation.
It is around 30% smaller compared to the standard receipt for a bill of five items paid in cash, the retailer said.
The new receipt, which does not include the list of items and the logo, comes with a barcode to facilitate returns and address other complaints.
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