Gift cards are big business. In the UK the total market is currently valued at more than £7bn1 and shows no sign of slowing in spite of the challenging economic climate.
Up until now, companies have been restricted to mostly non-environmentally friendly materials and processes when choosing cards or been faced with higher costs and greater creative restrictions on the very few green options that were available. Well not anymore!
Green Gift Cards offer a range of eco friendly gift card formats produced on our Invercote paperboard. In our opinion, paperboard cards are the only truly viable alternative to plastic with no detrimental effect on the environment once they have reached the end of their short life. Without sacrificing quality they are also often cheaper and quicker to produce compared with the non-paperboard based alternatives.
It's almost impossible to recycle gift cards made of plastic in the UK. Our environmentally friendly gift cards remove the burden on the end user when it comes to responsibly managing the disposal of the cards. They can simply go into regular household waste streams where they can either go to landfill where they will compost over time or they can be recycled with other paper and board packaging.