Sberbank ATMs will withdraw expired cards. Now the new option is being tested at 10,000 ATMs, and by the end of the year it will be sold at 33,000 ATMs across the country.

So the company plans to dispose of unnecessary cards in an environmentally friendly way. All cards are made of special plastic that must be collected separately from other materials.

We integrate sustainability criteria into day-to-day operations and encourage clients to behave responsibly. SberBank, whose services are used by more than 100 million people, has unique capabilities for collecting cards for recycling, and I am sure that our initiative makes a huge contribution to the recycling of plastic throughout the country.

Sergey Maltsev

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sberbank

You can only dispose of Sberbank cards. The cards of other banks will be returned, since they are the property of the bank and it is prohibited to destroy them without their consent.

It would be great if banks joined such a sound initiative and there was less harmful plastic.

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