Sustainability is becoming key for our world of today and many industries have already set benchmarks in their fields.
The banknote industry is committed to sustainability and emphasizes this towards their suppliers. But when it comes to the end of a banknote’s lifecycle, sustainability has been somewhat neglected so far.
The “Wheel of Destruction” provides details of how separation of substrates is mandatory in the destruction process; a profound analysis of a one- or two step shredding process unveils hidden energy saving potentials and a proper compacting solution supports the CO2 footprint for transportation. Smaller destruction units for a decentralized process might be the right solution when lower shredding volumes or geographical challenges are the driver.