Broomfield, Colorado—A silent hero of the pandemic could arguably be the mass utilization of QR codes. No longer do people have to type in the search bar to find the necessary information needed for the job. With the scan of a code, the relevant information easily pops up on a cellphone.
Viega LLC has announced that they too will be adding QR codes to its repertoire. Printed instructions will be the thing of the past and will be available now via QR codes. Additionally, the decision was made to try and reduce paper waste. “Viega LLC is committed to reducing its environmental impact in ways big and small,” said Adam Botts, portfolio manager for piping systems at Viega. The plan will reduce 32 tonnes a year, according to Viega.
Starting in October, the printed instructions inside the packages of most ProPress, MegaPress and PureFlow products in Canada will be removed in favour of a QR code printed on the product label. It’s estimated that this will eliminate more than 6 million pieces of paper a year, reports Viega.
“This is an example of a simple measure that, in total, will save an enormous amount of paper without inconveniencing customers. In addition, this absolves them from having to recycle or dispose of the instruction sheets properly,” explains Botts. “We look forward to rolling out additional initiatives, both seen and unseen, that will have positive impacts on our company footprint.”