Mastercard has pledged to remove first-use PVC plastics from payment cards on its network by 2028. The initiative is part of the company’s sustainability efforts and aims to provide consumers with more sustainable card options. From January 1, 2028, all new Mastercard payment cards will be made of eco-friendly materials like rPVC, rPET, or PLA, and approved through a certification program. The company will assist its global issuing partners in transitioning away from virgin PVC. This move marks the first by a payment network.
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