Welcome to our end-of-life guide for NFC business cards!
At Kinect Card, we take pride in offering innovative and environmentally conscious products. As part of our ISO 14001 environmental management system, we are committed to sustainability and reducing our environmental impact. In this blog post, we'll provide you with essential information on how to care for your NFC business cards, clean them properly, and responsibly dispose of them when the time comes.
Understanding the Materials
We offer three variants of NFC business cards: PVC, Bamboo, and Metal Hybrid (PVC with a stainless steel side). Each variant has its unique characteristics, including different environmental impacts and recyclability.
PVC Business Cards: PVC cards are durable and widely used, but they are not biodegradable. However, PVC is recyclable, and we encourage you to dispose of these cards through appropriate recycling programs to help reduce their environmental impact.
Bamboo Business Cards: Bamboo is a renewable resource and biodegradable, making it an eco-friendly choice. However, we do need to consider that the card does have an NFC circuit embedded inside.When your bamboo NFC business card reaches the end of its life, please check with the recycling program you use to ensure it is disposed of correctly.
Metal Hybrid Business Cards: Our Metal Hybrid cards combine PVC with stainless steel, offering a sleek and unique design. While the PVC side is recyclable, the stainless steel side requires special recycling processes. We recommend checking with local recycling centers that accept stainless steel for proper disposal.
Find local recycling centres here: https://www.recyclenow.com/recycling-locator
Proper Usage and Maintenance
To extend the lifespan of your NFC business cards and contribute to their sustainability, follow these usage and maintenance tips:
Keep cards away from extreme temperatures and direct sunlight to preserve the NFC chip's functionality.
Avoid bending or flexing the cards, as it may damage the circuit and chip inside.
Store the cards in a dry and cool place to prevent warping or deterioration.
Keeping your NFC business cards clean is essential for optimal performance and a lasting impression. Follow these cleaning instructions based on the card material:
For PVC & Bamboo Wipe the cards with a soft, lint-free cloth and a mild cleaning solution. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials. Ensure that you don't make the card too wet!
Metal Hybrid Cards: Clean the PVC side of the Metal Hybrid cards as you would regular PVC cards. For the stainless steel side, use a soft cloth and a stainless steel cleaning solution, following the manufacturer's instructions.
Recycling and Disposal
At Kinect, we encourage responsible disposal of our products. Here's how you can dispose of your NFC business cards sustainably:
Recycling PVC Cards: Locate local recycling facilities that accept PVC materials and drop off your old cards for recycling.
Bamboo Cards: Bamboo is a renewable resource, known for its eco-friendliness; however, due to the NFC circuit inside, complete biodegradability might not be possible. To minimize the environmental impact, we recommend recycling the bamboo cards through appropriate recycling programs that handle electronic waste.
Metal Hybrid Cards: Disassemble the PVC and stainless steel parts. Recycle the PVC through appropriate channels, and find recycling centers that accept stainless steel for the metal side.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
As part of our ISO 14001 environmental management system, Kinect Card remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint and promoting eco-friendly practices throughout our business. By choosing our NFC business cards, you're supporting our efforts to create a more sustainable future.
Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey. By caring for your NFC business cards, cleaning them responsibly, and recycling them appropriately, you contribute to environmental preservation. Let's continue to make a positive impact on the planet together, one card at a time. Together, we can create a greener and more sustainable world for generations to come.