Why Tobermore have put QR codes on their packaging

Why Tobermore have put QR codes on their packaging

As part of Tobermore’s ongoing commitment to reducing their impact on the environment, they will no longer provide paper-based documentation with their Secura retaining wall product.

Instead, all of Tobermore’s installation guidelines, instructions and warning information will be available digitally, and accessible via QR codes printed on product packaging.

Why use QR codes?

Having come to prominence during the COVID-19 pandemic, QR codes are now a common sight at hospitality and leisure venues, where information – such as food menus – can be delivered in a contact-free manner.

At Tobermore, they realised QR code technology could be implemented to make life easier for everyone who handles their product throughout the supply chain – from landscapers and ground workers to stockists and self-builders. What’s more, it can play an important part in supporting their drive towards more sustainable operating processes.

Here are four reasons why Tobermore are saying out with paper documentation and in with QR codes:

1. It reduces litter on-site

Inevitably, paper documentation affixed to product packaging ends up blowing around construction sites in the wind. It also adds to the waste that needs to be removed from site. With QR codes and digital documentation, they remove this issue entirely.

2. It makes information more accessible

With the phone in your pocket, you can access the documentation at any time, with a few taps of your screen. Say goodbye to hunting for tatty paperwork every time you need to refer to product information.

3. It’s more accurate and reliable

Paper documentation can become out of date as installation guidelines and building regulations change, but information in digital format is always current. When you access documentation via Tobermore’s QR codes, you can be assured that you’re looking at the very latest and fully up to date guidance.

4. It’s better for the environment

At our production plants, Tobermore have reduced their waste-to-landfill to zero, with all manufacturing residue being recycled. They’re now looking at how they can reduce waste throughout the entire production process – from manufacturing, right through to product delivery. The implementation of QR codes and digital documentation is just one small step in this journey.

So, following a successful trial on the Secura Grand product, Tobermore will be rolling out QR codes on all of their product packaging going forward.

Part of Tobermore’s responsible manufacturing roadmap

Reducing their impact on the environment forms a big part of their vision and values at Tobermore and is something Tobermore focus on every day. Taking paper documentation out of the equation may be a small change, but it’s just one of a host of things they’re doing to make their operations more sustainable.

You can learn more about Tobermore’s commitment to responsible manufacturing here. Or download the corporate social responsibility brochure here.

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