A group of design graduates from London's Royal College of Art has launched a start-up called PulpaTronics, aiming to create eco-friendly paper-only RFID tags.
These tags are used for tracking and inventory management in retail stores but are typically unrecyclable due to their metal and silicon components. PulpaTronics uses a laser to mark a carbon-based circuit on paper, making the tags recyclable with household waste and reducing carbon emissions by 70%. The founders have tested the tags to match traditional RFID tag performance and plan to target smaller retailers initially. They are also advocating for a recyclable RFID symbol.
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