RFID (Radio Frequency ID) cards, otherwise known as contactless cards, smart cards or proximity cards, are becoming an increasingly popular choice for door entry systems, travel, payment and asset tracking, among other applications. They are often chosen due to their ease of use and security features whilst offering excellent business branding opportunities.
Each year approx 30 million kgs of PVC is used to make bank cards around the world. That's the same weight of nearly 150 747 Jumbo jets, and most of these end up in landfill or get incinerated for Waste to Energy - which gives off toxic gases such as Dioxin.
These cards have almost only been available as plastic cards, and more recently, as recycled plastic and PLA alternatives until now. Our unique production method ensures contactless cards can be produced plastic free. Even the RFID/NFC elements do not feature any plastic. Whereas traditional cards feature plastic or PET inlays, we use a paper inlay made from FSC materials, which makes them far less damaging to the environment when they reach their end of life.
Our solution is a shift away from the damaging impact of the millions of plastic contactless cards being discarded worldwide.