Green Banknote

The Green Banknote Initiative

a holistic view of the future of the sustainable banknote.

A Banknote that pays off for the environment

The worldwide popularity of cash as a trust-worthy means of payment is not waning, leading to a high demand for banknotes. As part of the Green Banknote Initiative, we have therefore developed a sustainable and visionary product that no longer is a vision: The Green Banknote. A Hybrid ADDvance® banknote with the smallest carbon footprint, but without compromising on durability or security. To make the Green Banknote as sustainable as possible, we took a close look at every component.

The green banknote

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LESS CO2

THAN POLYMER BANKNOTES

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LESS PLASTIC

THAN POLYMER BANKNOTES

SAME

lifetime

AS POLYMER BANKNOTES

Security
Efficiency
Flexibility
End of life

With the green banknote initiative, we think beyond durability.

The key driver of banknote sustainability is their durability. But by no means the only factor. Durable banknotes based on natural fibers deliver more: uncompromising security, maximum efficiency, great flexibility within a currency, and tailored end-of-life scenarios.

How to make the cash cycle greener? Together.

As one of the leading brands in the industry, we take sustainability and the responsibility that comes with it very seriously. But sustainability, is a team sport that can only be won together. The Green Banknote Initiative is designed to foster collaboration among members of the currency community and ensure that natural fiber-based banknotes make cash a greener payment system. The initiative is intended to be the work of many and serve as a forum for discussion and a platform for dialogue.

A whitepaper about green paper.

Based on a study that took a close look at banknote substrates, we have broadened our focus on the subject of renewable banknotes. With our Whitepaper, we want to shed light on the green potential of banknotes based on natural fibers. Because to make cash truly “green“, even outstanding durability is not enough.

A whitepaper about green paper.

Based on a study that took a close look at banknote substrates, we have broadened our focus on the subject of renewable banknotes. With our Whitepaper, we want to shed light on the green potential of banknotes based on natural fibers. Because to make cash truly “green“, even outstanding durability is not enough.

A platform for the currency community.

The aim of our Green Banknote Initiative is to foster collaboration and ensure that banknotes based on renewable natural fibers make cash a greener payment system. Only by applying the principles of a circular economy, by decreasing emissions in the complete cash cycle, and by driving resource efficiency across global value chains and operations can the common goal be reached. Our ambition is that the Green Banknote Initiative should be the work of many and serve as a discussion forum and platform for dialogue, both at one-to-one level and at conferences and events.

Get in touch

We are always happy to provide advice and support to our customers and partners. If you have any questions about the Green Banknote Initiative, the Green Banknote, sustainability, end-of-life solutions or other topics, please do not hesitate to contact us.