The ATM Protocol was agreed in 2007 between the Department of the Environment and the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (formerly the Irish Banking Federation) on behalf of the major retail banks operating an ATM network in Ireland. The Protocol consists of three agreed measures aimed at reducing the level of ATM receipt litter, including:
1) receipts will only be available when the customer specifically requests one
2) awareness of a cleaner environment will be enhanced through on-screen messaging
3) procedures for management and monitoring of receipt litter around ATMs will be applied.
The banking sector remains committed to the Protocol and to reducing receipt litter at ATMs. The ATM Protocol can be viewed here.