Card Cycling: Cover

Summary

Approximately 6 billion credit cards are produced each year, primarily out of PVC, and almost none of these cards are recycled. The small size of the cards make it hard for recycling companies to process. Not to mention the embedded components including the ICC chip and the magnetic strip cannot be recycled while still attached to the card. The cards that end up in the landfill are detrimental to the surrounding ecology.This new card design allows the magnetic strip to be peeled away and the ICC Chip to
be snapped and removed leaving just the PVC body behind. This PVC can now be recycled into more cards. The same modular principle is applied to hotel key-cards which are replaced yearly. This new recovery system is set up in collaboration with the banks and hotels to have the most tangible impact.

Card Cycling: Process
Card Cycling: Existing Card 1
Card Cycling: Existing Card 2
Card Cycling: Redesign 1
Card Cycling: Redesign 2
Card Cycling: Redesign 3
Card Cycling: Shredder Components 1
Card Cycling: Shredder Components 2
Card Cycling: Shredder Components 3
Card Cycling: Image 1
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