If you’re looking for an eco-friendly gift, you’re not alone. Research from American Express found that 62% of people bought at least one sustainable gift at Christmas in 2021. And it extends to gift cards too, with 21.2% saying they’d find an eco-friendly gift card more attractive as a present.
With all this in mind, Miconex is launching new eco-friendly Town & City Gift Cards for our programs in Ireland, wrapping up the power of choice with sustainability too. Here are 6 ways that they’re better for the environment.
1. They’re board not plastic. Our new Town & City Gift Cards are produced on a strong paper board using FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified material. The strength, toughness and thickness of the board creates a Town & City Gift Card that is durable, without the need for a plastic card.
2. They’re long lasting. Switching plastic for board doesn’t lose any of the quality on your Town & City Gift Card either, as the board is capable of creating a sophisticated printing image that stays true. So the image on your Town & City Gift Card won’t fade any time soon.
3. The board is made in a more sustainable way. The board for Town & City Gift Cards is made at one of the most sustainable paper mills in the world, located in Sweden. The wood comes from sustainably managed forests, where trees are allowed to grow for 100 years to reach full maturity.
4. They’re 100% bio-degradable and 100% compostable. When the magnetic strip on Town & City Gift Cards is removed, the gift cards are 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable, making them a more eco-friendly gift card choice.
5. The inks used are more eco-friendly. Our eco-friendly approach to gift cards extends to what’s printed on the cards too! The range of inks used on Town & City Gift Cards are produced using reduced energy and water consumption, and reduced waste.
6. We use recycled paper too. And it’s not only the gift card production and materials that are more eco-friendly, as we also use recycled paper and envelopes, printing in black and white to reduce ink consumption where possible. So when that Town & City Gift Card lands on the doorstep, you can feel good knowing you’ve made an eco-friendly gift card choice.
Find an eco-friendly gift card for your town or city today!