Arthur Blank, a card manufacturer, has come out with the first card that is made from a renewable source. Corn.
The biodegradeable polymer is manufactured by Natureworks and made from corn and is as customizable as a regular plastic card. Lactic acid from dextrose derived from the corn is crystallized and dehydrated to give a polymer which is used for these cards, packaging and other applications.
The Natureworks process can be found at this link
Using this card:
- reduces dependency on petro based raw material – 🙂
- should reduce the number of non-biodegradeable cards that enter the chain after expiry – 🙂
- Increases the price of food grains?! 😦