QR codes and UPC barcodes help consumers recycle

QR Codes help encourage recycling

A new quick response code based program informs people about local systems for ensuring products don’t end in landfills. A program called Recycle now has implemented a new system that uses different types of barcodes, such as UPC and QR codes, in order to give people the opportunity to scan them and discover more information with regards to the proper disposal of a certain product or package, within their local area. Scanning the quick response code brings about the product’s name, picture, and description. To use the QR codes, the…

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QR codes and barcodes celebrate technology anniversary

USB barcode qr codes

Forty years ago, last week, the first UPC code was scanned on a package of Wrigley gum. The barcode, which is now standard on product packages, first had its start forty years ago, and the first one to be scanned was in Ohio at the Troy supermarket, on a Wrigley gum pack, long before the idea of QR codes and other scannables that can be used with today’s smartphones. Despite the fact that those traditional barcodes have been around for so long, they’re still going strong. Scanning the 10-pack of…

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