VISA issues card made with 98% upcycled plastic for greener payments

The new card aims to reduce first-use plastic and divert plastic waste, which might otherwise enter a landfill

Visa will soon give consumers the chance to put more sustainability in their wallets with a payment card made with up to 98% upcycled plastic.

Aimed at reducing first-use plastic and diverting plastic waste which might otherwise enter a landfill, the 'Earthwise' card combines post-industrial recycled thermoplastic polyester (rPETG) with the essential, non-plastic components, including the chip.

The global payments technology company says it's the first time it is working with a partner to develop a financial card made with more sustainable materials to meet increasing green interest from both issuers and consumers.

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