Guardian ® Global Recycling Program

Product Owner: Innovia Security

A growing body of research confirms the environmental credentials of recycling polymer banknotes.

The main reason polymer banknote waste is not recycled universally is that, in some smaller countries, there is either no suitable recycler available, or the volumes are not economically attractive to the recycler.

The Guardian® Global Recycling Program addresses these issues by establishing a network of regional recycling facilities in major geographical regions around the world. These are large recycling companies that have the capability to source and ship polymer waste material from other countries for recycling at their base of operations.


Awards | Currency Awards 2017


Best Banknote Processing Innovation


Finalist | Winner