With recyclable paper gift cards, Best Buy is going greener. The headquartered in Minnesota says its new “Go Green” gift card will be significantly better for the environment.
Best Buy notes that with polyvinyl chloride (or PVC) in cooperated into traditional cards, it is not usually accepted by the city recycling programs.
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Best Buy’s new paper gift card is recyclable and dissolvable in water. The card is made from paper that’s Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. With ink that’s water soluble and held together with a glue that’s water soluble, this is certainly a GO GREEN card!
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You Don’t Have to Worry About the Card Tearing Or Falling Apart
The durability matches those of traditional gift cards- the paper ones are stiff and will slide into your wallet just as easily.
According to CNN, Gift cards continue to be one of the most requested gifts in America. Approximately two billion cards were sold in 2014. With gift cards, driver’s licenses and other cards often get thrown away, approximately 75 million pounds of PVC material becomes waster every year.
Recycle Nation recommends asking retailers if they have a card recycling program, if you’re wondering what to do with the used up plastic cards you still have!
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