The EPOS Emporium – Making the BPA-free choice
We know what you’re thinking, but the short answer is: no, we’re not just another till roll company. The EPOS Emporium was established to be the most reliable supplier of high-quality till rolls, credit card machine rolls and restaurant pads with a key difference – all of our products are BPA free as standard.
Why BPA free?
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins – the clear, hard plastic used for water bottles and food containers. Despite being used for the last 50 years or so, studies have found evidence linking exposure to BPA with increased risks of breast cancer, prostate cancer and altering the qualities of sperm to potential cause infertility.
What’s more, because paper containing BPA could contaminate other products or materials, or release BPA into the atmosphere, this also means all BPA till rolls are non-recyclable. With 11 million receipts being produced in the UK every year, that’s a significant amount of waste.
With the European Commission publishing a new regulation to restrict the use of BPA in thermal paper and a target of 2020 to ensure all thermal paper contains quantities of 0.02% or less, we wanted to eradicate the need for BPA in our products altogether.
Positive impact for health and the environment
At The EPOS Emporium, the topic of breast cancer is one particularly close to our hearts, which is why it’s so important for all of our products to be BPA free.
We also care about our impact on the planet and want to do what we can to reduce waste and promote more sustainable use of materials. Some products (like till roll) are an inevitable need for many businesses, so all of our products are shipped in recyclable packaging to minimise our environmental impact.