Not sure if this is possible - but would be awesome if you could make bank cards out of metal/bamboo or another more sustainable material. I have seen other banks offering metal cards, but primarily because they are trying to offer a “premium” product.
I know debit cards are not single use but I imagine the 30+ I have got through so far in my life are still in landfill somewhere.
Could be cool if Monzo could offer the option to not order a bank card when signing up or when you’re due a new card (expired, damaged, new design etc). That way if you’re someone (including me), who only uses mobile payments, then you don’t need to worry about the card
I’d probably want it to be recycled plastics before using bamboo. Although bamboo is strong and resistant to a lot of things for a card that’s suppose to last a few years, it can fall apart or break easier, however getting chip details between bamboo would an interesting process
Overall though something like I mentioned above where they give an option to not have a physical card or a partnership with a company like Parley to used recycled plastics in a card would be more beneficial so in the mean time we’re not using new resources but breaking down and recycle the waste that is already present