NFC technology has allowed users to tap and pay, order products and services, and now, help save the planet too. With the introduction of digital business cards with NFC compatibility, it’s easier than ever to transfer your information to someone’s contact list with just a tap. Not to mention the paper and money you’re going to be saving along the way.

In 2018, paper and cardboard materials were the largest component of municipal solid waste (MSW) in the United States. Since the 1960s, paper waste continued to grow, only recently offset by the new digital age of online submission platforms and technology like NFC, which has allowed people to go paperless.

The most recent development allowing for people to go paperless is the digital business card that, with just a tap, allows people to share their business information with no hassle.

Companies such as Nomad have developed a phone case that enables a business card to be linked to a user’s phone case. As explained on the Nomad site, “The Digital Business Card is an NFC-enabled chip that can store your contact information, social media, and more so you can quickly share that information with others.”

Not only can you share information through a phone case, but also through a metal card that’s about the size of a credit card. Companies like Taptok and Mobilo allow for a single digital card, as opposed to giving out a paper card every time information needs to be exchanged.

By switching to the digital option of a business card, there’s no need for a paper option anymore, thus saving you the money you’d spend from continuously purchasing the cards, which will be discarded after use, and create unnecessary waste.

Using NFC technology for an easier, greener, and more efficient life is the future of the industry. Utilize NFC and support sustainability with solutions like the digital business card now so that you don’t miss your chance to embrace this contactless option to help save money, paper, and the planet!