Letters go digital in Helsinki to reduce emissions
If you live in Helsinki and plan to send across a sweet love letter with rose petals, you’re loved one will probably receive a PDF file instead. As an initiative to save up on costs and emissions, the Finnish post will soon cut open letters and mail their scanned copies to recipients. This initiative is currently under trial, wherein volunteers receive text messages or an email when their paper-mail is turned digital.
The PDFs are sent to a secured digital mailbox, to which only the recipient has access rights. The conversion of mail will take place on a secured premise, to keep your confidential stuff safe from prying eyes. Itella, the firm running the country’s postal service, has assured that copies of mails will not be archived for future snooping. This initiative will sure save costs, and maybe help in national security too!