Today, most people are used to banking conveniently 24 x 7 x 365 and one of the most important functions of such easily available banking is the ATM (Automated Teller Machines). These machines allow a person to withdraw from and deposit limited amount of cash and into his account, check his account balance, or get a mini statement. No wonder, it has made banking really simple for the common folks who can now avoid the long delays at the bank teller counters while withdrawing or depositing cash. All such transactions in ATMs are acknowledged with receipts printed on ATM thermal paper rolls.
Logging of trees for paper production
Although ATMs nowadays offer customers the option to either accept or refuse a transaction receipt, they continue to generate the transaction receipts nevertheless. The idea behind offering this option is that the manufacture of paper is based on timber as the main resource and timber procurement can only happen after cutting down trees. Some folks believe that cutting down trees reduces the carbon ‘sink’ but the truth is that the major paper producing countries like Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Canada, USA, etc. do plant new trees in place of the trees that have been cut down. Paper industry stakeholders however, say that growing trees absorb more Co2 than mature trees and logging is fine if the green cover ratio is intact.
ATMs will continue to dispense transaction receipts
On the other hand, paper consuming commercial operations like ATMs are not going to stop using paper for controversial assertions like loss of carbon sink or loss of green cover. They need to keep generating transaction receipts for their customers most of whom prefer to have a receipt after every transaction. ATMs dispense transaction receipts of different sizes and one of the most common sizes is ATM thermal paper rolls 79mm (Width) x 250 Mtrs (Length). Among the leading suppliers of ATM papers is Rudkav, a manufacturer based in Noida, India, who are well-known for their ability to offer top quality at great prices. They are also known for supplying non-BPA (Bisphenol A) thermal paper which is absolutely free from health hazards.