Compostable Library Cards

June 8th, 2009

It makes sense. Books contain biodegradable materials, so why are we lending them out via plastic cards?

The San Francisco Public Library has decided to issue library cards made of corn! The ecocards are available to new library card holders or as a replacement for lost cards.

When they’ve lived their useful lives, the cards may be composted. Read more about it at ecosalon.

Hopefully, this idea will catch on for gift cards and credit cards too.

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2 Responses to “Compostable Library Cards”

  1. Climatarians | Green directory on July 15, 2009 2:20 pm

    Hi, that’s a great idea. Guess why nobody thought of that before. Yes books are compostable, so why not library cards. Very good logic. In fact there are so many things that we use in our day to day life that can be made from eco friendly materials. We just need to put on our thinking caps and analyze what other areas can be altered to make it more eco friendly.

    Thanks for the good news.

    Joost Hoogstrate

  2. Peggy on July 15, 2009 2:37 pm

    Hi Climatarians! Glad you enjoyed the post. I agree. It’s a good concept, and we need more like it.

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