The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

17 January 2006

A hull of an improvement

Today there are gift cards, phone cards, all sorts of cards that are used once, maybe a few times at most, and then thrown away, adding a few inches to the mountain at your local landfill and, if incinerated, yielding up some yummy toxic wastes.

Enter Arthur Blank and Company, which has a new card design that doesn't clutter up the place indefinitely or give off that dreaded burned-PVC vapor. It's made from corn, and it's specifically designed for minimal environmental impact.

Arthur Blank, based in the West Roxbury section of Boston, says it can produce these cards for only 10 percent more than the standard plastic stuff, and expects to convert about half its existing gift-card business to the new CornCard.

Posted at 11:02 AM to Common Cents , Entirely Too Cool


Old and busted: Gift cards being eaten up by fees.

New hotness: Gift cards being eaten up by crows.

Posted by: Joe Goodwin at 7:12 PM on 17 January 2006

To be desired, in some neighborhoods anyway: Crows being eaten up by fees.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:16 PM on 17 January 2006

You're waiting for me to complain that the headline is corny.

Well, keep waiting.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 9:38 PM on 17 January 2006

You expect me to shell out extra money for this? Shucks, what do you take me for? A Colonel?

Ok, the jokes are stupid, but at least I'm not stalking you. (SFX: booooiiiing!)

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 8:40 AM on 18 January 2006

Can the used-up gift cards be used to make moonhine?

Posted by: McGehee at 9:00 AM on 18 January 2006

moonShine

Posted by: McGehee at 9:00 AM on 18 January 2006

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Posted by: McGehee at 9:01 AM on 18 January 2006