As Earth Day approaches, we’d like to remind you that there are a number of ways that your card printing program can “go green!” From earth-friendly printers, supplies, cards, lanyards, badge holders, and badge clips, there are many options for health- and earth-conscious organizations.
ID Card Printers
A “green” ID card printing program begins with an energy-efficient ID card printer. Several ID card printer models offer unique features such as improved energy-efficiency, biodegradable supply cores, recyclable materials, and a power-down button to conserve energy when not in use. For example, the Fargo DTC4000 and Datacard SD Series are ENERGY STAR® qualified.
Our bioPVC cards are made from 99% PVC that is fully biodegradable and leaves no damaging toxins behind. They maintain their integrity under normal, everyday use; they can get wet, be left on the shelf, left in a wallet, printed on, vacuum formed, cut, embossed, and UV treated without breaking down. Biodegradation takes place only when the cards are in a fertile environment in which microorganisms are present.
There are a number of lanyards made from 100% recycled plastic or bamboo. Our PET lanyards are made from 100% recycled plastic and bamboo lanyards are made from fast-growing bamboo, which is a sustainable resource, biodegradable, naturally bacteria-resistant, and very soft. They can even be customized with your logo or the text of your choice; after all, an earth friendly lanyard is one that you’ll be proud to put your name on!
Available in landscape and portrait formats, our earth friendly badge holders are made from phthalates-free, DOP-free vinyl, which means they don’t contain environmental pollutants or contaminates.
If you’ve printed your ID badges on earth friendly bioPVC cards, clip your card to your clothing with an earth friendly badge clip! Our earth-friendly clips include a strap that is made from phthalates-free, DOP-free PVC which prevents contamination to our environment.
To learn more, visit our earth friendly ID products page or call an ID Professional at (800) 321-4405.
What steps is your company taking to go green? Share your earth friendly business tips below!