In this thread, I wanted to concentrate on environmentally friendly packaging of cards.
Let’s start by going of topic (bravo me) to highlight one huge positive aspect of mobile banks in general. There do not generate (at least at the user end) paper waste, no paper contracts, no paper statements send by post etc.
Going back to the topic:
I sadly do not have a picture of card shipment. I must say that I was very happy that it came in the simplest of packing - an A4 paper in an envelope. Maybe it could even be an A5 paper?
I do not understand companies that try to have a ‘tada’ moment when we open the new card. Does that really work? Please let me know.
The issue I have is that Starling and even more Curve (I’m sure there are many other examples) have fancy packaging which has a higher environmental footprint. They use glossy, thick paper with glue and lots of ink (curve). I even remember seeing one package that had plastic elements (can’t remember). Why not keep it simple, keep it clean?
What do you think? Do you like fancy packaging? Do you think the impact is too small to bother? I am interested to hear your opinions on that Do send more examples