Eco friendly cards

It's time for change

The wheels of our economy are greased with consumables, we’ve been supplying them for years. We’ve often thought, “wouldn’t it be great if they could have a smaller impact on the environment?”

We’re committed to finding viable, more eco-friendly alternatives to our current product ranges. Finding suitable cost-effective materials to replace plastic is a major challenge of our era but progress is being made all the time. We’ve trialled many eco-friendly products over the years, many have proved unreliable or far too expensive but more realistic alternatives are emerging and we want to be at the forefront of bringing them to market.

We understand that eco friendly cards may not be right for everyone right now but applaud those clients already using them in their organisations today. Read on to find out about our current eco friendly alternatives to PVC plastic cards.

Eco friendly cards options

Eco friendly plastic card

Ecocard

Not all plastics are equal in their environmental impact, Ecocard offers an alternative to PVC based plastic cards

Ecocard is specialist plastic material developed for plastic cards. Traditional plastic cards are made from PVC based plastics. Ecocard plastic is based on polypropylene, this has several significant environmental advantages over PVC. It is more easy to recycle and/or less toxic if incinerated, the carbon footprint in producing it is lower than...

Ecocard is specialist plastic material developed for plastic cards. Traditional plastic cards are made from PVC based plastics. Ecocard plastic is based on polypropylene, this has several significant environmental advantages over PVC. It is more easy to recycle and/or less toxic if incinerated, the carbon footprint in producing it is lower than PVC based plastics. They can also compete on cost with PVC cards making them a low-cost way to reduce the impact of plastic printed card consumption. MHG supplies can offer Ecocard plastic cards with magnetic stripes, RFID chipped options, full colour printing and a range of finishes. We welcome enquiries about reducing the environmental impact of plastic card consumption from customers old and new, please contact us and speak to one of our experienced account managers.

Biodegradeable magnetic card

Bio-degradable cards

If we can use biodegradable materials instead of plastic where appropriate, that's got to be an option worth considering

It is now viable to replace many plastic card functions with cardboard based bio-degradable cards. These are cards available in a range of finishes and printing options and can include magnetic strips and RFID chips. Although it still consumes energy to produce bio-degradable cards, the carbon footprint of production and transit is lower than...

It is now viable to replace many plastic card functions with cardboard based bio-degradable cards. These are cards available in a range of finishes and printing options and can include magnetic strips and RFID chips. Although it still consumes energy to produce bio-degradable cards, the carbon footprint of production and transit is lower than most plastics. The cards are certified as being chlorine free, acid free, heavy metal free and approved by the FSC as a responsible user of forestry. When it comes to disposal, being bio-degradeable reduces their impact enormously when compared to even fully recyclable plastics. We fully support a conversion to bio-degradable cards wherever they are viable. We welcome discussions with any company interested in doing so, just contact us and let us know about your card requirements.