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Greenpeace Card Comes Ashore

Following the launch of its biodegradable credit card in the U.K. last year Greenpeace announced yesterday it will offer the ‘BioCard’ in the U.S. through Household Bank. The card was issued in the U.K. through Cooperative Bank. The non-PVC plastic payment card is 95% biodegradable and can be manufactured with a chip. The plastic core and transparent clear overlaminates are fully biodegradable. The mag stripe, signature strip, hologram and printing inks are not known to be biodegradable. Greenpeace USA indicated yesterday it will market the product in recycled envelopes with dioxin-free paper. The enviromental group called on U.S. banks to migrate to similiar technology.

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