Recycling is an amazing thing, when it works. Unfortunately when it comes to plastic cards there’s a slight problem. Not all plastic gets recycled. Normally only bottles made from PET and HDPE are recycled. Most municipal facilities are simply not capable of recycling other types of plastic. So with plastic cards, the key is to get the printing right.
Suppliers of plastic cards need to find better solutions such as biodegradable cards and inform their customers of how to deal with these products. Consumers need to educate themselves about the various printing methods and apply pressure to the manufactures of these cards. The following infographic from Harry Bugg Limited provides the details on how to be green when printing plastic cards.