The dirty environmental secret with business cards

For many of us, business cards are an essential part of our professional lives. But do we really know what impact they have on the environment? In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the environmental impact of business cards and explore a modern sustainable alternative that can help reduce your impact on the environment.

So, are business cards environmentally friendly? After all, they’re made of paper, which comes from trees but is recyclable, right? The short answer is: no.

If you print your business cards on recycled paper, that’s definitely better than using new paper.

However, the vast majority of business cards are laminated with a thin layer of plastic to make the cards durable, (similar to a disposable coffee cup). This makes them non-recyclable.

With 27 million business cards printed daily. That’s just under 10 billion business cards printed every year.

Shockingly, out of all cards printed each year, 8 billion will be thrown out within the first week. That’s 88% of all cards printed.

So even if you choose to go with a recycled paper option, if your card is ending up in landfill, it’s not exactly environmentally friendly. Especially considering that the average person orders 500 business cards each year, that’s a lot of cards potentially ending up in landfill each year.

It’s not just the paper and plastic. On average one singular paper business card takes 3.5 gallons of water to produce. This is a colossal waste, a product designed to be disposable. Ending up in a landfill where they’ll take decades to decompose, releasing micro-plastics and chemicals from the inks into the environment.

There’s a better way. A way that is sustainable, better for the environment, more efficient and actually cheaper than traditional cards. This is where Tapzo comes in.

Tapzo smart business cards have a microchip inside them that hold all your information. You share your details by tapping your card onto a smartphone instead of handing a card over. This ensures that your details end up in the persons phone without having to create waste. Even better you can update details anytime in your account without having to ever reprint.

And since they last for decades and you only need one smart business card instead of hundreds of disposable ones. They’re definitely more environmentally friendly than paper business card that have a 88% chance of being in a landfill within the first week.

If you care about being eco-friendly, it’s time to ditch the business cards and upgrade to a Tapzo Smart Business Card. With a Tapzo, you can easily store all your important contact information, social links, and more on ONE card.

Furthermore, Tapzo plants a tree for every smart card purchased, so you can feel good knowing that you’re helping the environment while also staying organized and connected. So what are you waiting for? Upgrade to a Tapzo Smart Business Card today!