“The world generates 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually with at least 33% of that not managed in an environmentally safe manner. Global waste is expected to grow to 3.40 billion tonnes by 2050, more than double the population growth over the same period” – The World Bank.
As the world is being forced to review the sustainability and the environmental impact of its current actions, global warming is becoming a hot topic for conversation with new policies and strategies evolving into our everyday lives. World leaders and individuals alike are looking for ways to reduce global and personal waste to live more sustainably. With country and personal initiatives now filtering down to local shopping malls and high streets there has been a visible growth in consumer popularity for zero waste stores.
What is a Zero Waste Store?
The concept of zero-waste stores first originated in Europe, but is quickly becoming a global trend with major supermarket chains trialling sustainable packaging and self-service produce. As the world is becoming more socially aware of the sustainability and the requirement to reduce waste, many are turning to alternative lifestyles changing the ways they shop.
Typically a zero waste stores sells items without plastic packaging, offering a range of goods from dried food such as grains, nuts and pulses, to fresh produce, coffee and chocolate plus, laundry products, homewares and cosmetics. Many shops also have an exclusive range of fresh organic and ethically locally sourced items which can only be found in season.
The importance of shop technology
Characteristically zero-waste stores are small holdings offering a limited range of goods. Customers are encouraged to self-serve measuring the goods they want to take home by filling reusable containers or paper bags. Making it paramount for an efficient POS system with a weighing scale and a labelling system for the smooth running of the business.
There are many labelling options on the market to choose from, from traditional labelling using pre-cut, liner backed labels to new liner-free, linerless labelling solutions.
As an environmentally-friendly labelling alternative, linerless labelling is a simple way to enhance work processes and reduce costs. The media’s technology significantly reduces paper thickness by removing the liner which adds up to 40% more paper length per roll. This variable length solution is capable to printing multiple length labels on a roll which requires less roll changes which in turn reduces emissions and the volume of carbon waste. Linerless labelling also comes with a range of adhesive strengths from semi-to permanent depending on the activity required.
BIXOLON offers a range of linerless labelling printing solutions to which can be easily integrated into new and existing POS setups. Offering a range solutions at competitive price points, BIXOLON’s linerless range are ideal for any retail environment.
Meeting BIXOLON’s Linerless Printing Line-up
SRP-S300/S320 – High performance, economical 3-inch (80mm) thermal linerless label and receipt printer series
- Supports both Linerless Label and Receipt printing
- IP21 water and dust resistance rating
- Supporting various paper widths –
SRP-S300: 40 / 58 / 62 / 80 / 83 mm
SRP-S320: 40 / 58 / 62 / 80 mm
- Handling large media roll diameter of up to 103 mm (SRP-S300) and 120 mm (SRP-S320)
- SRP-S300Hi / S320Hi : Connects various USB peripherals, web & cloud based printing
XL5-40 – 4-inch (114mm) Direct Thermal desktop exclusive permanent adhesive linerless label printers
- Fast linerless printing speed up to 6ips (152mm/sec)
- Dual-mode Bluetooth (V4.2 Classic and LE) or Dual-band WLAN (5GHz and 2.4 GHz) connectivity
- Present with a full-width Auto Cutter, Media Support and Taken Sensor (label present sensor)
- Optional LED or LCD displays
Mobile Linerless Labelling Solutions – an award winning range of 2-inch (58mm), 3-inch (80mm) and 4-inch (112mm) mobile printing solutions
- Receipt, Linerless and liner printing models
- Supporting connectivity with all major operating systems including iOS, Android and Windows
- IP54 waterproof and dust proof rating
- Accompanied by a range of accessories
BIXOLON linerless printing solutions are complimented by its B-Linerless™ label supplies, available in two different adhesive strengths including B-linerless™ Permanent and B-linerless™ Restick.
To find out more about BIXOLON’s linerless labelling solutions or to speak through your POS system requirements, visit our website or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.