Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Sainsbury's Cuts Bills In Half!

Just noticed that our local Sainsbury's till receipts are now being printed on both sides. Not just the usual preprinted promotions and adverts but the actual lines from the receipt are now continued on the back.

Obviously the system needs to wait until the checkout girl hits the total key to work out where to break the text and how much paper to use but it's a great way to save some trees and maybe even a wee bit of energy as well.

Sainsbury's was the first company in Europe to install these NCR double-sided receipt printers, saving them a great deal in paper costs. Wonder if us punters will see any of these savings passed down to us?

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