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Societal responsibility 23 February 2016

Edenred France launches the recycling of its Ticket Restaurant® card

Thanks to its partnership with a startup specialized in the industrial reuse of electronic cards, Edenred has become the only issuer to offer the recycling of its cards.

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3 years is the lifespan of a card. More than 140,000 employees currently benefit from a Ticket Restaurant card in France


When their Ticket Restaurant card expires, employees receive a new one accompanied by modalities to send back their old card for recycling. The old cards are crushed by a startup called Bigarren Bizi in an entirely mechanized process. The resulting materials (98.4% plastic and 1.6% metals) can then be used to make new products. 

More than 140,000 employees currently benefit from a Ticket Restaurant card in France. Today, Edenred is the only issuer to propose the recycling of its cards and the company plans to gradually extend this initiative to include all of its digital products. 

"With the shift to digital of our solutions, the consumption of plastic has become a major issue, including for our corporate clients. As the first issuer of meal vouchers with an entirely FSC-certified paper production line, we now intend to become a pioneer in the recycling of cards"  
Laurent Delmas, 
Managing Director of Edenred France



Edenred is a leading digital platform for services and payments and the everyday companion for people at work, connecting more than 52 million users and 2 million partner merchants in 45 countries via close to 1 million corporate clients.

Edenred offers specific-purpose payment solutions for food (such as meal benefits), incentives (such as gift cards, employee engagement platforms), mobility (such as multi-energy, maintenance, toll, parking and commuter solutions) and corporate payments (such as virtual cards). 

True to the Group’s purpose, “Enrich connections. For good.”, these solutions enhance users’ well-being and purchasing power. They improve companies’ attractiveness and efficiency, and vitalize the employment market and the local economy. They also foster access to healthier food, more environmentally friendly products and softer mobility.

Edenred’s 10,000 employees are committed to making the world of work a connected ecosystem that is safer, more efficient and more responsible every day. 
In 2022, thanks to its global technology assets, the Group managed some €38 billion in business volume, primarily carried out via mobile applications, online platforms and cards.

Edenred is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and included in the following indices: CAC 40 ESG, CAC Next 20, CAC Large 60, Euronext 100, FTSE4Good and MSCI Europe.

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