Banco Santander will make it easier for its customers to recycle their expired debit and credit cards at the bank’s ATMs, cards that will go through a process recycled wherein they will be reused for the manufacture of various elements of urban furniture, as reported by the entity through a statement.
The bank states that this process will be “simpler” and will allow the customer to deposit his or her expired card at an ATM; After a few days you will receive a message confirming that your card is done recycled,
Santander has allied himself with R&D CompanyWho will be responsible for the entire process of handling expired cards, turning them into raw materials for manufacturing, with sea nets recovered from the seashore, urban furniture such as benches or dustbins, giving these cards a second life.
Once the process is over, Santander It will donate furniture to various public institutions; The first of them, the City Council of Valencia.
The bank confirms that this project, which it is also developing Portugal Since 2021, it is “a clear example of the circular economy” and its commitment is to “become a more responsible bank every day, reduce its impact on the environment and fight climate change”.
In 2021, Santander announces the launch of new durable cards a europe, In Spain, more than 2.3 million units have already been issued and all debit and credit cards in Spain, Portugal, Poland and the United Kingdom will be made with durable materials before the end of 2022.
purpose of Santander Europe To avoid the emission of more than 1,000 tons of CO2 per year and reduce the use of plastics by 60 tons each year.
Plus, all new cards include a identifier Special to facilitate accessibility for visually impaired customers.
New use of ATMs will allow manufacturing of urban furniture