Swiss bank UBS created a sustainable credit card that's made from PLA, an 80% biodegradable material made from renewable animal feed corn. The corn-based plastic substitute sets the card apart as an environmentally friendly option and it supports the bank's commitment to not only sustainable products but also forms of payment. The contactless-enabled Optimus Foundation Credit Card Eco looks just like regular credit cards but offers a more sustainable composition thanks to its mindful material use. In 2021, UBS is introducing a digital-only card that can be used immediately upon acceptance.
At a time when people are increasingly relying on payment cards and other means of making contactless payments, a variety of physical cards are being updated with more eco-friendly designs.
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