Environment & Energy

Trader Joe’s to Remove Bisphenol A from Its Receipts

Jan. 17, 2018, 3:02 PM; Updated: Jan. 17, 2018, 7:59 PM

Cleanup in the checkout aisle.

Trader Joe’s, the grocer known for its eclectic products (and Hawaiian-shirt-clad workers), will remove two controversial substances from its register receipts, according to the company’s website.

The chemicals -- BPA and BPS -- are widespread in register and ATM receipts, according to findings by the Ecology Center, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based organization that works with consumers and companies to promote greener products and practices. A studybeing released Wednesday in partnership with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a coalition of environmental and health groups, showed BPA and BPS were found in 93 percent of 208 register...

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