Sunday, December 20, 2015

Are Gift Cards Recyclable?

Traditional gift certificates have been all but replaced by a more modern gift card resembling a credit or debit card. “The plastic the credit cards are made of is polyvinyl chloride acetate (PVCA) . . . . a composition of copolymers of vinyl acetate and vinyl chloride.” Some are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

The plastic credit card-style gift cards are all recyclable as a specific commodity. But is there a better option for them after you have used them? You bet there is.
Gift cards are all reloadable. If you have an empty gift card from a store or restaurant that you frequent, you can reload a small amount of money onto them here and there. This will be very useful to you as a kind of savings account for places that you already eat or shop.

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  1. Recycling is necessary to save our world from unwanted stuff and get rid of the mess. Gift card are normally thrown out in the garbage cans, which should be recycled for reuse.

  2. yep. that's right. Thanks for putting up a blog on this. I've been having an argument with my friends on this for weeks now and they just wouldn't get convinced.