The concept of being environmentally friendly and having a positive impact on the earth is a huge aspect of any business nowadays. And many industry sectors in the UK have placed an emphasis and drive to reducing its carbon footprint and becoming ‘green’.
Trading firms are striving to be eco-friendly alongside retailers, banks and health services but it has been claimed that the self-service sector is lagging behind in going conservational.
However, it is arguable that touch screen technology is already trying to be environmentally friendly. There are many kiosks and digital signage on the market that are made out of recycled and renewal materials and there are numerous manufactured kiosks that specifically help the environment.
Here at Protouch we have written several posts on kiosks aiding the world. Information units have been installed in varying countries across the globe to offer help and advice to consumers on how to help the environment and manage the unit’s power and energy consumption; and there is evidence of solar powered touch screens.
Back in 2010 Pepsi announced an innovate strategy to fight
pollution and encourage recycling through the use of intelligent kiosks; and in 2009 a self-service kiosk was created to recycle old mobile phones.
Kiosks do promote ‘greener’ issues by educating and communicating with the public. Only last weekend when a member of our team came back from a holiday and landed at Manchester Airport in the UK, did they notice some deployed touch screen monitors by the train station to inform travellers on how they can be more sustainable.
All industries can continually progress and do better to be conservational but it does take time and there are stepping stones to cross. The self-service sector, like many others, is determined to do its part to reduce the world’s overall carbon footprint; we’ll all just have to wait and see what it brings.