Bringing Leftovers to Life

12 Oct 2021 • 1 minute read


It’s no secret that there is an increasing global concern over single-use plastic and how it is disposed of. More than ever, the demand for us all to switch to renewable, sustainable alternatives is growing. Whether that’s shopping bags, drinks bottles, clothing or gift cards. At Green Gift Cards, we are here to support you make the transition to plastic-free gift cards.

When choosing a renewable source, it is vital to manage resources in a truly sustainable manner. Allowing nothing (or very little) go to waste – this is the motivation behind why our gift cards are constructed from paperboard from Iggesund.

It takes around 100 years for a tree to fully mature, and during that time, it acts as nature’s carbon sink, busy soaking up CO2. Iggesund sustainably manages its tree harvesting. Two-thirds of the harvested tree go towards sustainable construction and furniture building. The last third is traditionally a waste product and thrown away.

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However, Iggesund makes the last third of the tree into wood chips. The chips are made into the pulp to make paperboard, and the biofuel is used to run their mill. This is not by accident, Iggesund are leaders in innovation. They made a conscious environmental decision to create the best quality paperboard whilst minimising the damage done to the planet.

The end product? A climate-smart, FSC approved, fully plastic-free and recyclable Green Gift Card. The future is waste-free. ‘What others consider leftovers; we bring to life’. Making the switch to Green Gift Cards is an effortless and productive way to demonstrate your company’s commitment to its environmental responsibilities, aligning your businesses and customers values as part of the fight for a single-use plastic-free environment.

Green Gift Cards offer a wide range of recyclable gift cards with flexible and affordable options. Paperboard gift cards are ‘greener’ and cheaper with a quicker turnaround than standard plastic gift cards. Our gift cards a durable and fully customisable without compromising on quality or ethics.

Contact us to start your journey to plastic-free sustainable gift cards today.



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Save up to 40% compared to plastic



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Introducing our range of plastic-free cards

Since 2006 we have been innovating and disrupting in the card market to develop what is a leading range of environmentally-friendly card solutions. So what sets us apart?

Well that’s the thing, there’s a number of reasons why Green Gift Cards are renowned in the world of card production. It is the material we use for our cards and the certification that the cards come with. It is also the compelling environmental story (we urge you to watch the video) that is behind all of our cards and the fact that, once finished with, our cards are compostable and can be recycled in normal household waste streams. Oh and we’ll say it again – being environmentally-friendly doesn’t mean they are more expensive. In fact they offer great value compared to plastic cards.

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