Recognizing Arthur Blank & Co. as an innovator of environmentally friendly plastic card products, Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino today presented the company with the 2007 Boston Green Business Award. Arthur Blank & Co. (www.arthurblank.com), a leader in plastic credit card marketing solutions, received the award for the introduction of the industry’s first non-PVC, corn-based card, CornCard USA^TM , and a new recycled PVC card, the AB RecycledCard^TM .
The Boston Green Product Award, coinciding with this year’s Earth Day
(April 22^nd ), is given each year to a company that “produces or distributes a green product.”/ /During the award ceremony today, Mayor Thomas Menino said, “Arthur Blank & Co. and its 240 employees have been part of our business community for two generations, and they’re to be congratulated for their Green Line, earth-friendly products that help to protect our environment.”
With the introduction of its Green Line^TM 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^TM 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 RecyleCard^TM 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 of Arthur Blank & Co. “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.”
Arthur Blank & Co., Inc. located in Boston, Massachusetts has the capacity to print over 1.4 billion cards per year. Arthur Blank’s cards are being utilized as hotel key cards; gaming cards; healthcare, insurance and banking cards; private label credit cards; promotional cards for direct mailings; ID, security and access cards; membership, association, and loyalty cards; and gift cards. Other new products are the Scratch ‘N’ Sniff Card(TM), the AB RecycledCard(TM), CornCard USA (TM), DualKard(TM); and the Dura7 Card(TM). For more information on all of Arthur Blank’s card products visit www.arthurblank.com or call (617) 325-9600.