QR code take-out containers could help reduce litter

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A trash-busting concept is taking off that would use quick response codes to track down litterers. A new idea that would use QR code take-out containers is gaining traction as this trash is becoming an increasingly problematic issue in littering. A man living in Cavan, Ireland suggested the idea, and it has been taking off ever since. According to Eugene Smith, from Laragh Community Alert in County Cavan, Ireland, said that the volunteers in his community that pick up litter have noticed a worsening trend in the amount of trash.…

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QR code payments at PayFast up by 412 percent

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The digital payment processing company based in Cape Town has seen an explosion of barcode use. PayFast, a digital payment processing service based in Cape Town, South Africa, has reported a rise of 412 percent in its QR code payments. These transactions were processed via Masterpass from March 2020 through February 2021. The extreme growth trend is seen as the result of the pandemic’s instant need for contact-free transactions. The rise in QR code payments, usage in general and scans has risen quickly as the pandemic required businesses and consumers…

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Will QR code adoption in 2021 break 2020’s records?

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The barcodes are continuing to climb in popularity and use after having had their best year. QR code adoption took off at unprecedented rates last year due to the impact of the pandemic as companies, governments and individuals sought ways to complete more tasks contact-free, simply and affordably. That said, the usage trends this year are continuing to climb for the quick response codes. This has led mobile marketing and commerce experts to speculate that 2021 may prove to be a bigger year for QR code adoption than last year.…

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Contactless QR codes to replace Hutchinson chamber in-person table tents

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The Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism will use the barcodes for community event listings. The Hutchison Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has announced that it will be using contactless QR codes to replace its in-person table tents to list community events. The purpose is to help to affordably and practically share information without close contact. The chamber has decided on the contactless QR codes to replace the table tents due to convenience and safety. This digital format is compatible with all smartphones and is extremely affordable for…

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SHE Team QR codes roll out in Hyderabad metro train stations

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The quick response codes provide a simple way for women in distress to register complaints. Women who find themselves in distress while riding trains on the Hyderabad metro system can now scan a SHE Team QR code in the stations to file a complaint. The new system is meant to make it easier for women to report a problem on the rail system. The goal of the SHE Team QR code system is to promote better safety for women riders. The Complaint System was launched by M. Mahendar Reddy, the…

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