IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, and Nationwide Building Society, the world’s largest building society, both undertake to promote greener financial services. From 2021, new IDEMIA-sourced cards made from recycled plastic will be rolled out in the UK.
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At a time when environmental issues increasingly take center stage, IDEMIA will join forces with Nationwide Building Society to deliver cards made from recycled PVC that will slash the bank’s carbon footprint without compromising on security or end user convenience.
With Nationwide’s 5.4 million new plastic payment cards every year, this alliance aims to save 35 metric tons of carbon annually – production of one card will save 7 grams of carbon compared to a standard PVC payment card. By using recycled PVC sourced from printing and packaging industrial waste, IDEMIA’s solutions slash plastic waste, which significantly