Viega Reduces Waste by Replacing Printed Instructions With QR Codes
By Logan CaswellControls Engineering Green Technology HPAC General Human Resources HVAC Systems Management paper United States Viega waste
Printed instructions inside the packages of most ProPress, MegaPress and PureFlow products made in the U.S. are expected to be removed.
Viega has introduced a new eco-friendly plan to reduce paper waste by 32 tons a year by eliminating printed instructions in favour of QR codes.
Printed instructions inside the packages of most ProPress, MegaPress and PureFlow products made in the U.S. are expected to be removed in favour of a QR code printed on the product label.
A scan of the code will send the user to the product instruction page on the company’s website and is estimated to eliminate more than six-million pieces of paper a year.
Additionally, having the instructions in digital format means any updates are immediately and automatically reflected.
“Viega is committed to reducing its environmental impact in ways big and small,” said Adam Botts, portfolio manager for piping systems.“ This is an example of simple measure that, in total, will save an enormous amount of paper without inconveniencing customers. This absolves them of having to recycle or dispose of the instruction sheets properly. We look forward to rolling out additional initiatives, both seen and unseen, that will have positive impacts on our company footprint.”