provides 100 percent recycled PVC sheet for plastic cards
Earthworks System LLC, announced the release
of color-matched, 100 percent recycled, PVC sheet material for
gift, loyalty, membership and credit cards.
Earthworks System offers retailers, distributors and printers
a way to keep cards out of landfills and save energy, recovering
waste throughout the PVC supply chain from manufacturing runouts
and skeletons to obsolete inventory and post-consumer used gift
cards. The various forms are recycled into sheet material that
is virtually indistinguishable in performance from virgin PVC.
Earthworks plastic is used in a wide variety of applications
including gifts cards, hotel key cards, promotional cards, IDs
This new sheet uses 100 percent recycled PVC. The colored material
differentiates itself by providing a custom-colored card edge.
This program is the latest of Earthworks’ card recycling efforts.
In November, Earthworks supplied Dallas-based card manufacturer
Performance Card Solutions with 100 percent recycled PVC and
an eco-friendly content identifier system. This identifier system
indicates cards manufactured using recycled or virgin PVC, which
integrates with current card programs, allowing retailers using
cards made of recycled or virgin PVC to brand them as eco-friendly.
Consumers can also return the cards for recycling.