How eco-friendly is our money?
How sustainable can a banknote be? Eco-friendly and raw materials produced according to “fair trade”, resource-conserving production processes, reusable packaging material, and intelligent recycling are key considerations to obtain a sustainable product. What about the ecological footprint of a banknote over its lifecycle? We examined this question.
“We want our banknotes to be made from environmentally-compatible raw materials as far as possible and to be produced, distributed, processed, and disposed of in an environmentally-friendly manner where possible.” explains Clemens Berger, Chairman of the Management Board at Louisenthal.
No “greenwashing”, just straight, transparent facts
- We almost entirely use a waste product of the textile industry for substrate production…
- We produce almost 25 percent of our electricity requirements on site and in a carbon-neutral manner…
- The usage of NotaTracc® Trays of G+D Currency Technology reduces the amount of packaging material for transportation by 25 percent…
- No waste is the best waste. We offer substrates that extend the life of a banknote threefold….
Read here where sustainability is already playing a role and the steps planned to improve the lifecycle and thus the ecological footprint over the lifespan of a banknote.