Arthur Blank Recognized for Environmentally Friendly Plastic Cards
Arthur Blank & Co., Boston, was the recent recipient of the 2007 Boston Green Business Award for its CornCard USA product, the industry’s first non-PVC, corn-based card, as well as for its AB RecycledCard, a new recycled PVC card. The award was presented to the company by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
Each year, the award is given to a company that “produces or distributes a green product.” During the award ceremony, Mayor Menino, said: “Arthur Blank and its 240 employees have been part of our business community for two generations, and they’re to be congratulated for their earth-friendly products that help to protect our environment.”
With the introduction of its Green Line of environmentally friendly products, Arthur Blank & Co. is working with retailers and other companies who are looking for “greener” solutions to meet the needs of their customers. CornCard USA gift cards, for example, use renewable, corn-based polymers to make cards that do not rely on petroleum-based ingredients and that can be disposed of without emitting harmful carbon dioxide gases. The company’s AB RecycledCard is made from pre-consumer, recycled PVC, transforming potential landfill waste into consumer gift, loyalty or membership cards.
“We’re honored that the mayor has recognized our commitment to building a strong business backed by environmentally sound practices,” said Stuart Blank, president and CEO. “This commitment mirrors the effort that so many of our customers are making to deliver consumer and community value through their own sustainability and environmental practices.”
For more information, call (617) 325-9600 or visit www.arthurblank.com.