GEORGE TOWN: Shoppers in the state will no longer be automatically given physical receipts when they shop in selected outlets in the state in conjunction with Penang's No Paper Receipt Campaign.
Launched by the state government on Thursday (June 1), the campaign will involve 200 retailers and shops in the state.
However, receipts will still be issued on request by the customers.
State environment and welfare committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the campaign aims to reduce paper receipt usage and advocate for sustainable alternatives - digital receipts.
"Paper receipts are small items that we would easily neglect after receiving them. If you are not aware, it can be considered as a single-use too!
"A single paper receipt emits around 2.5g of carbon during its lifetime - from production, to transport, and most of the time, it will be thrown into the bins and sent to landfills as general waste," he said in his speech at the launch.
Phee said the campaign will be organised for three months to let consumers get used to it.
The campaign is a collaborative initiative between the Penang Green Council, AISoftBox Sdn Bhd, GHL Systems Berhad (GHL), and JCI United Penang.