About five tonnes of marine plastic debris is being used to make ING bank’s new Ocean Plastic cards.
In partnership with environmental organisation Parley for the Oceans, every new or replacement ING Orange Everyday or Orange One card issued to customers from March 2023 will be made with 72 per cent plastic collected from beaches and coastlines by Parley’s global clean-up network.
Parley for the Oceans is a global network that brings together creative industries, brands, governments, and environmental groups to raise awareness and collaborate on projects to help end problems causing harm to the oceans.
Tony Verutti, Global Head of Partnerships and Strategy at Parley for the Oceans, said he was excited to take positive environmental action with ING.
“Through ING’s new cards made with Parley Ocean Plastic, we hope to support customers in contributing and helping us intercept the average consumer’s plastic footprint,” Verutti said.
In 2015, Parley introduced Ocean Plastic, a range of materials created from upcycled plastic waste collected from remote islands, shorelines and in coastal communities.
The Ocean Plastic cards are expected to contribute to ING’s sustainability objective of reducing the amount of virgin plastic used in its retail banking processes.
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