La Montanita co-op switches to toxin free receipt

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – La Montanita Co-op, a consumer cooperative store in New Mexico, is now providing customers with a toxin free receipt. Company representatives say they will make the full switch over in all their store locations by June 15.

Representatives say the paper is free from the chemicals Bisphenol-A and Bisphenol-S. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Bisphenol-A can be found in other items like compact discs and beverage containers. They also say BPA has been shown to affect the reproductive systems of laboratory animals. It’s not clear how much exposure one would need to have to items containing BPA and BPS to be affected, but La Montanita management says they’re happy to provide another way to keep customers and workers safe.

“It’s important for us, any time there’s an opportunity exists that we can remove a toxin from any of our products,” says Mark Lane, Project Manager for La Montanita Co-op. “Especially something they have so much regular contact with, if that opportunity presents itself, then we’re going to take advantage of it.”

For another look at the co-op, you can visit the La Montanita website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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