The Biodegradable Credit Card

Hendrik-Jan Grievink
April 11th 2009

Discover Card
No question about it, Americans have an overconsumption problem. The total outstanding balance of bank-issued credit cards per consumer was $5,710 in December 2008, according to Transunion. Americans like to buy new things and throw out the old ones. They also like to own lots of stuff they don’t need.

Retailers profit from this, but so do money lenders. And many of these excessive retail purchases end up on credit cards. Discover has taken a step toward sustainability by introducing a new card made of biodegradable plastic, which it says is the first. But how green can a credit card really be if serves to encourage consumption?

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2 comments

leon
Posted 05/05/2009 – 11:11

We supply the biodegradable card. If somebody would be interested in this material, please contact me by leonardlr (at) hotmail (dot) com.
Thanks.

earth friendly
Posted 04/05/2009 – 13:41

It is nothing new with this pvc-free plastic.
It has been used much earlier in UK by Barclays Breathe Card and MBNA WWF Visa.

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