Ecological Aspects of Smart Ticketing

One of the most significant ecological benefits of smart ticketing is its potential to reduce waste. Physical tickets, whether made of paper or plastic, contribute to the mountains of waste that end up in landfills each year. However, digital ticketing is not entirely without ecological impact.

The manufacturing, use, and disposal of electronic devices, such as smartphones and tablets, that are used to access digital tickets, all have a carbon footprint. Additionally, the energy consumption associated with data centers that store and process ticketing information also contributes to emissions.

The holistic view needs to be taken looking at the entire ecosystem including those systems needing to support the delivery of ticket and/or payment at point of consumption and/or issuance, then through the life cycle management supporting the passenger as they use public transport.

Working Group Ecological Aspects

The Smart Ticketing Alliance has established a working group focused on understanding the impact of ticketing and payments within the public transport sector, including the secondary emissions of systems supporting those modes of transport. Interested in participating?

Join the Smart Ticketing Alliance today!

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