For some reason, when I think of products that need to ‘go green’, certain types of items tend to top the list. Cleaning products. Plastic children’s toys. Paint and building materials. Baby supplies. Food. Clothing.
Playing cards had not yet entered my mind.
So imagine my amused surprise the other day when, while shopping for a new deck of quality cards for bridge (my husband had even requested a plastic set), I stumbled across Bicycle‘s new (launched in 2008) line of Eco Edition Playing Cards.
While there is almost certainly a good level of bandwagon-jumping greenwashing going on here, there is still much good to say about these cards. According to Bicycle:
Our playing cards are crafted from sustainable forest paper, starch-based laminating glue and vegetable-based printing inks. This pack of cards is recyclable.