Citi issues recycled plastic cards

Citi is to use recycled PVC (rPVC) for its corporate cards, with the roll-out starting in the EMEA region this month, before being adopted globally in phases.

The rPVC material being used typically comes from industries such as printing and packaging.

Every card will be made with 85 per cent of recycled industrial waste, delivering CO2 emission reductions of 36 per cent when compared to standard PVC cards, said Citi.

The bank is committed to achieving net zero emissions associated with its financing by 2050, and net zero emissions for its operations by 2030.

“Our focus is on reducing our carbon footprint, and the use of rPVC for our corporate cards is just one of the sustainable initiatives helping us to achieve this goal,” said Trudy Curtis, EMEA head of commercial cards at Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions. “As a dual network issuer, we are able to offer rPVC across both Mastercard and Visa."

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