Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Eco-friendly Hotel Keys

If you are heading to the Democratic Convention in Denver this year, you will find a little thing that makes a difference in your hand when you check in: a wooden key card instead of a plastic one.

Sustainable Cards and CPI Card Group have teamed up to donate 70,000 biodegradable wooden key cards to 90 Denver area hotels. Unlike the plastic ones, which just add to the mounting landfill waste and are petroleum based, these are completely biodegradable. Heck, if you tossed yours into the woods on the drive home, your card would just break down and return to the land.

So, what will be the counter move from the Republican convention? I'm putting my money on plastic cards made from extra virgin Saudi crude, covered by a thin layer of Arctic caribou skin.

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