Equipment manufacturer, Crane Merchandising Systems, has announced another industry first: CarbonNeutral vending machines.
Crane has a simple environmental goal: it strives to ensure that every new vending machine it brings to market is more environmentally friendly than its predecessor, both in the way the machine is manufactured and in the way it operates. As part of Crane’s ongoing efforts to be responsible stewards of the environment, the company is pleased to announce that all new machines are available with a CarbonNeutral option.
The CarbonNeutral option allows for the offset of the unavoidable emissions of operating vending machines, whether it be from the electrical consumption of the machine itself or the travel required to the machines for filling, servicing, and so on. The purchasing of carbon offsets goes to finance projects elsewhere in the world that recapture an equal amount of carbon, a process that otherwise wouldn’t be financially viable or possible without the purchase of the offsets.
The CarbonNeutral option follows other environmental developments from Crane, including power saving software, and A++ EVA EMP ratings on both the BevMax cold drink and Merchant snack machines. When you combine these existing environmental initiatives with the CarbonNeutral option now available from Crane, the company is confident there is no greener option available on the market today.