Environmentally Friendly Cards

All About Cards offers a wide range of environmentally friendly cards which can be used as gift, customer or official ID-cards. We recommend wooden cards, cards out of renewable materials, recycled or degradable BIO PVC or PET-G.

In what way are the environmentally friendly card, the BIO PVC card or the wooden or grass card different to the ''ordinary'' plastic card?

The carrier material contains renewable raw material (e.g. maize), paper, wood or environmentally friendly plastic which is degradable or has been recycled already. The card production only has a minor impact on the environment. Alternative eco-friendly printer colors can be used.

All About Cards offers a wide range of sustainable cards out of environmentally friendly materials which can be applied for targeted marketing, especially in the fields of gift and customer cards, or even as official ID-cards, if this is what your company's philosophy is asking for. Depending on your requirements regarding the cards and the intended purpose, we will recommend you the appropriate materials: recycled or degradable BIO PVC, PET-G or wood.


Why recyclable Plastic Cards?

Biodegradable plastic cards are ideally suited for those who demand not only a high-value and professional product quality but also consider the environmental aspect. Traditional PVC-cards are characterized by their long durability, just like all the other comparable plastic products. However, the downside here is that the structure of traditional PVCs remains intact for several years and thus pollutes our environment as waste in the long run.

That is the reason why we offer alternative and recyclable wooden cards or BIO PVC cards. The structure of PVC cards is completely biodegradable for a period of between nine months and five years, if they are composted with organic matter or combined with water. The accruing by-products are environmentally neutral and atoxic! During the normal use, e.g. in the wallet, an environmentally friendly card is obviously durable for as long as a traditional PVC card.


The biodegradable PVC Card

Companies today realize that the use of BIO PVC cards or sustainable products in general is absolutely necessary for the image cultivation. Notwithstanding the above, the use of non-degradable plastic cards seems to be simply unconvincing in green industries or business models. But what are the key characteristics of the BIO PVC card?

  • Do not leave fragments of petro polymers in the soil
  • Safe during the long-term contact with foods
  • Do not include organic chlorine or heavy metals
  • Neither methane nor nitrogens occur during the disposal
  • Reliable recycling
  • Do not leave any defective residues
  • Complete depletion in a period of 36-48 month possible
  • Biodegradable PVC can be checked to the American standard ASTM D6954-04

Our BIO PVC card is provided with an additive which gives the BIO PVC card both physical and molecular characteristics, which create a reliable and very flexible PVC-product.

Wooden Cards as Customer Cards

Wood is in demand! Even for customer applications which are usually based on PVC cards, this is no irreconcilable contradiction. Wood is the eco-friendly version of plastic cards. The wooden card visibly carries the ecological approach and the tendency to use sustainable raw materials. The materials we offer, depending on your wishes, include maple, white oak, oak, teak or wenge. The individual offset printing and the laser personalization are possible as well. By using opaque white for printing we can offer satisfying client-specific printing even on dark wooden types. All About Cards can also supply you with wooden cards with RFID-functions.

Grass Cards - the alternative to wood

While trees grow for many years before their wood can be used, grass is a renewable and ubiquitous raw material in short cycles. The grass card consists of 50 percent grass or hay from compensation areas and 50 percent recycled pulp.

The advantages:

  • Completely CO2-neutral
  • Complete renunciation of chemicals during mechanical processing
  • Up to 75 percent less CO2 emissions

If you immediately think of hay fever when you think of grass, don't worry: the grass map is certified and suitable for allergy sufferers. With its colour and structure, the grass card symbolizes the ecological footprint of your company, but can also be individually printed. There is also the option of DOD personalisation.


Environmentally friendly supplies

Of course, we offer you the appropriate supplies out of environmentally friendly materials: Choose between the different environmentally friendly lanyards and card holders without plasticizers.

We will be happy to advise you regarding alternative card materials!