American Express Launches Credit Cards Made From Marine Plastic
In the fight against single-use plastics, we've got our reusable straws and our stainless steel water bottles. But few of us are thinking about the plastic we're carrying every day in our wallets—our credit cards.
American Express recently announced that it will introduce credit cards made from recycled marine plastic, starting with the launch of ‘green cards’ made in collaboration with global environmental non-profit organisation, Parley for the Oceans.
“Each year nearly eight million metric tons of plastic enters the oceans, threatening the ecosystems and wildlife that inhabit them,” Doug Buckminster, Group President of Global Consumer Services of American Express, expressed in a press release. “As part of our brand promise to back our customers, colleagues, communities, and what they care about most, we’re committed to raising awareness for the issue of marine plastic pollution and doing our part to care for the oceans and coastal communities that we all share.”
American Express also ran a #BackOurOceans campaign on Instagram to coincide with the launch of its eco-friendly cards, which aimed to remove one million pounds of plastic from beaches and coasts with the help of its followers. How? The financial services giant pledged to remove two pounds of plastic for comments made on either AmEx or Parley’s Instagram posts until September 23rd.