This document shows you the main components for each consumable and how to dismantle them. In order to optimize how each consumable is recycled, each element must be separately sorted.
Recycling facilities and waste treatment regulations vary depending on the location and profile of each user (private individuals, associations, businesses, local authorities, public sector, etc.). To find out about your various recycling options and to set up a suitable collection procedure, please contact your local waste treatment companies.
PVC is recyclable, whatever the color and format of the card. The more technical the card (encoding, rewritable zones, etc.), the more complex recycling becomes. It may even be prevented entirely.
Color or monochrome card printing does not affect recycling. Blank and printed cards can be collected together.
During lamination, a layer of PET is added to the card. This makes it harder to recycle the card, or may even prevent recycling.
Evolis cleaning kits are not recyclable. Only the cardboard packaging should be sorted with cardboard waste.
Ribbons themselves are not recyclable because of their chemical properties. But some components of the consumable can still be recycled. In order to optimize how each element is recycled, you will need to remove the ribbon, the labels, and the chip (for the references concerned).