The token has an URL on its back, at which there are instructions for anybody who comes across a token.
Fundamentally, the guidance is 'toss it'. Presumably to convince finders of the environmental sanctity of this course of action, RSA provides a reassuring Token Disposal Statement.
- No hazardous materials are used in the manufacture of the product. The products contain no CFCs or ozone depleting materials, nor were such materials used in their manufacture.
- RSA SecurID tokens are lead free, and use a low voltage 3.3 volt lithium battery. When new, a token has less than .5 grams of lithium. This amount decreases as the token is used. This amount is very small and does not pose any health risk.
- RSA SecurID tokens are also completely emission free, and do not emit radiation or electro-magnetic waves.
Notwithstanding the above assertion, potential emissions would appear to be yet another downside of the 'token necklace' phenomena (I wonder if I should shorten the length of my Token Neck Strap (TNS) to ensure that any such emissions penetrate harmlessly into my upper thorax rather than genetically sensitive alternatives?). Or, might the emissions of multiple tokens cancel each other? Do I need more tokens arranged strategically around my body?
Personally, I think RSA could have done more to encourage recycling.
If found, this SAML assertion makes a nice greeting card when printed out.