News • 15.06.2021

QR-based aRC quick scan tool for display recycling

arken wants to help retailers improve the recycling of displays at their end of life in-store

Smartphone shows the new QR-Code, purple background...
Source: arken

Retail display specialist arken P-O-P International announced the launch of aRC – the arken Recycling QR Code to create an easy and accessible way for help retailers improve recycling of permanent and semi-permanent displays at their end of life in-store.

Retail displays manufactured by arken will feature a unique QR code, providing digital sustainability identities that store teams can scan to make informed recycling decisions, simply and quickly. 

Further cementing the Newmarket-based company’s position at the forefront of sustainability best practice within retail display sector, the innovative initiative is aimed at reducing the time is takes for correctly identifying individual components of retail displays for recycling.

While there is tremendous interest amongst retailers and brands for improving sustainability during the design and manufacturing of retail displays, recycling displays at their end of life in-store isn’t as easy as it could be for store teams who want to do the right thing but are, ultimately, time-pressed. 

Accurately verifying the materials and components used to make a retail display unit is an important enabler to effective recycling at the end of the display’s life in-store and giving store teams a quick and easy method of accessing vital information, in a way that’s mobile friendly, can only help.

arken says it will be the first UK retail display manufacturer to apply this type of technology at scale. The initiative, developed by the company’s dedicated Sustainability Leadership Team, has already been trialled on units manufactured for several of its clients, including beauty and consumer electronics brands. 

arken P-O-P International managing director Tracy Scutt comments, “We recognised early on that the success of recycling retail displays rests of the ability of store teams to correctly identify component parts and how they should be recycled. As with any aspect of encouraging recycling, you must make it easy for people to make the right choices. The new aRC Recycling QR Code will provide a powerful tool for retailers and brands to improve sustainability practices and is another important step to moving the retail display industry toward circularity.

“All at arken are committed to driving lasting change when it comes to sustainability. We recognise that working towards a more sustainable future will always be a journey. However, as our team has once again demonstrated, we are committed to finding and investing in relevant solutions that will deliver positive impact for our business, our clients, and the planet.”

As well as being an ISO14001 accredited business, arken P-O-P International was one of the first manufacturers in the UK of its kind to support industry initiatives aimed at improving the sustainability credentials of retail displays and helped pioneer the industry’s own PSS (Point-of-Point-Advertising-International (POPAI) Sustainability Standard) almost a decade ago.

Source: arken

related articles:

popular articles:

Thumbnail-Photo: Gen Z: The future of spending
08.04.2022   #mobile payment #sustainability

Gen Z: The future of spending

Survey of ‘Zoomers’ in 13 countries spotlights how the world’s most digitally-adept consumers are forcing change to decades-old business practices

To achieve growth and success past 2030, businesses must start to understand the living, shopping, and financial habits of Gen Z or Zoomers (consumers aged between 16 and 24) now - and accept that they are very different from previous generations. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: American and European retail brands bounce back better as values...
02.05.2022   #retail #coronavirus

American and European retail brands bounce back better as values increase post-COVID

Big retailers like Amazon and Walmart apply their logistics expertise to adapt in innovative ways to the ‘new normal’

American and European retail brands are leading the global retail sector in bouncing back better from the pandemic, with Amazon and Walmart leading the way. In a world of changing customer demand and disrupted supply chains, these big retailers are ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Top 500 European cross-border online shops
06.04.2022   #online trading #e-commerce

Top 500 European cross-border online shops

4th edition of the annual ranking by Cross-Border Commerce Europe

Cross-Border Commerce Europe, the platform that stimulates cross-border e-commerce in Europe, releases a major research paper covering and ranking the 500 strongest European players with a focus on cross-border performance.The total online EU ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Renting instead of buying: A sustainable consumption system on the rise?...
04.04.2022   #sustainability #fashion

Renting instead of buying: A sustainable consumption system on the rise?

Highlights from a webtalk about subscription services and circular economy at Decathlon

Companies often find themselves in a balancing act: they have to prioritize between long-term and short-term goals. How much do we invest in sustainable business models and environmental and climate protection? Many entrepreneurs are faced with ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Digital asset management best practices
28.02.2022   #data management #digital marketing

Digital asset management best practices

Why a DAM platform should be at the center of your brand management strategy

Branding is key to standing out in today’s competitive business landscape and forming an enduring relationship with customers. A strong brand identity not only raises awareness about what you do and what you stand for, but also increases ...

Thumbnail-Photo: E-commerce Berlin Expo 2022 Recap
10.05.2022   #e-commerce #sustainability

E-commerce Berlin Expo 2022 Recap

Last week, the E-commerce Expo 2022 took place in Berlin. Find out what happened there

The E-commerce Berlin Expo 2022 conference is over, and it's safe to say that it was a huge success! If you attended, you probably learned a lot of new things about the e-commerce industry.But if you didn't go, don't worry - here’s ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Instacart unveils shoppable recipes
29.03.2022   #digital marketing #Tech in Retail

Instacart unveils shoppable recipes

Evolving grocery shopping from transactional to inspirational

Instacart, an online grocery platform in North America, announced shoppable recipes, new product integrations that will allow food creators to make their recipes shoppable on Instacart via strategic integrations on TikTok and Tasty, as well on ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Carvana launches newest car vending machine
09.05.2022   #e-commerce #Tech in Retail

Carvana launches newest car vending machine

Online retailer opens 32nd car vending machine in the U.S.

Carvana has launched its newest car vending machine, located in San Francisco, California. The state-of-the-art steel and glass structure debuts in the tech capital of America, standing eight stories tall with a 27-vehicle capacity, offering car ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Purchase influence moves to consumer-to-consumer with power shift to...
20.05.2022   #customer analysis #social media

Purchase influence moves to consumer-to-consumer with power shift to shoppers

68% of Americans find ratings, reviews, photos, and videos from other shoppers important

Bazaarvoice Inc., provider of product reviews and user-generated content (UGC) solutions, released its annual Shopper Experience Index, based on a survey of more than 7,000 global shoppers. The report proves today’s power shift from brands to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Weekly grocery shopping made easy: meal planning via app...
18.05.2022   #online trading #e-commerce

Weekly grocery shopping made easy: meal planning via app

Grocery shopping, ordering, recipes – all in one app with connection to local grocery stores

Grocery shopping can be fun. For a five-person household with a baby and a dog, including allergies and favorite dishes, it quickly becomes a mammoth task. The developers of the app Jow want to simplify this very process and are teaming up with ...

Supplier

Canto GmbH
Canto GmbH
Lietzenburger Str. 46
10789 Berlin
salsify
salsify
7 rue de Madrid
75008 Paris
Chili publish NV
Chili publish NV
Neue Schönhauserstraße 3-5
10178 Berlin