Do your bit to help the plastic problem

New clear biodegradable ID card holders now in stock – just £7.00 for 100

We’re all aware of the plastic problem.

It’s thought that more than five trillion pieces of plastic are awash in the world’s oceans – and significantly more trillion are on land. Given it can take hundreds of years for some of that plastic to breakdown, it’s no wonder we’re all looking for alternatives.

It’s all about making small changes in our everyday existence.

Small changes add up, whether that’s choosing paper straws, selecting individual fruit and veg, or being a bit more careful about your choice of ID card holder.

New Bio Badges – clear and biodegradable ID card holders

Making something biodegradable often means adding a premium onto the price tag, but not so here.

Our Bio Badges are available at the same price as our previous ID card holders – just £7.00 for 100.

These card holders are manufactured from Ox-biodegradable plastic. This technology converts the plastic into biodegradable materials at the end of their use, by oxidation in the presence of oxygen.

In other words, the plastic begins to degrade and physically disintegrate when in the ground within a few weeks to 1-2 years (as compared to many years), making them more eco-friendly.

You’ll sacrifice nothing in quality as opposed to our previous card holders, but you will be making a difference to the environment.

If you’re interested in other biodegradable card holders in other colours, please get in touch.

Old/used plastic cards? Turn them into jewellery

We were having a discussion in the office the other day about ways to re-use or recycle old plastic cards. What do you do with your gift card for example, when you’ve redeemed it? Or your old loyalty card when you get a new one?

Some plastic cards are made from environmentally friendly plastic, so they will break down after a few years. The plastic we use in our cards is recyclable, but you’ll need to check locally to see if your area supports it.

Resin jewellery from plastic cards
Who’d have thought a plastic card would make a great bracelet?

Here are some other ways you could make use of them:

–  Use them as ice-scrapers. Brilliant for the job, and you’ve always got one on you

– Give them to young kids to put in their purses and play pretend ‘shop’ with

– Put them in the toolbox for the next DIY job, they’re perfect for smoothing on Polyfilla or scraping jobs

– Put them in the bakery drawer. They’re great for scraping up biscuit dough or pastry

– Get crafty – punch them, glue them and create a mobile: the weirder the better.

What we really want to do with them though is turn them into jewellery like Kim Baldwin of Life Accessories in the US. She creates funky bracelets and necklaces by recycling gift and loyalty cards, and creates some really unique pieces. They’re really affordable too.

If anyone is doing the same thing over here in the UK let us know, we have a few spare cards we could send you!

If you’re interested in printing your next run of plastic cards on biodegradable plastic, please get in touch. We also stock blank ultra white biodegradable cards for your own card printing – 100 for £12.64.