08 May '11, 7am

Greening plastic cards: Billions of credit, debit, gift and other sorts of plastic cards are manufactured annual...

I was going through my wallet yesterday looking for a particular debit card and it dawned on me how much plastic I carry around with me - debit cards, credit cards, membership cards, health care cards and others - 9 in total. All these cards have a limited lifespan before they expire and are replaced with updated ones. I searched for a resin code on all the cards to try and determine what sort of plastic is used. Plastic resin codes are usually represented by a number within a triangle made up of three arrows that is stamped onto the plastic. I couldn't find any indicators, but it turns out the plastic in these cards is mostly Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) . PVC isn't the most environmentally friendly plastic, either in its manufacture or as a final product. The way that PVC breaks down is through granulation, so the pieces just become smaller; which can cause problems for crea...

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greenbiz.com 09 May '11, 4pm

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