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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