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Our Plastic Card Recycling Program

We’re serious about sustainability and lessening our environmental impact, and we truly want to make a difference. Through plastic card recycling, tree planting, and carbon offsetting, our Creative Eco Initiative are our way of helping our customers and our team do their bit for the environment.

Have you ever wondered if you can recycle plastic cards?

The good news is, you can! But unfortunately it’s not as easy as popping them in your regular recycling bin. Because of this, countless plastic cards end up in landfill each year – but we’re on a mission to change that, with our Plastic Card Recycle Box program!

We’ve made it easy to recycle your unwanted plastic cards

We know that gift card recycling is something lots of our customers would love to do, so we’re using TerraCycle® – the global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle materials – to recycle your used or expired PVC plastic cards.

How does it work?

Here at CPC HQ we have a TerraCycle® Zero Waste Box™ dedicated to recycling PVC plastic cards – and we need your help to fill it!
To make it super easy for you to get your unwanted plastic cards to us for recycling, we’ve created our very own Plastic Card Recycling Box recycling initiative for you to purchase and fill with unwanted plastic cards.

What do your recycled plastic cards become? Recycled PVC cards are typically used to make PVC piping, cable insulation and underground draining products for the construction industry.

Did you know? Every R.M. Williams store across the country is part of our card recycling program. For any R.M. Williams goods purchased with a Gift Card, once the card is fully redeemed the store will take the card and add to their Plastic Card Recycle Box, ready to be returned and recycled.

Plastic Card Recycle Box

Buy a Plastic Card Recycle Box for just $25

Box size is 8 x 6.5 x 9.5cm and fits approximately 100 credit card size cards. To recycle cards with sensitive information, please cut up before sending.

PLUS! When you purchase a Plastic Card Recycle Box, you’ll automatically become a Creative eco initiatives partner. Keep reading to find out what that means for you and your business!


Buy your Plastic Card Recycling Box for $25 here. We’ll send you your Plastic Card Recycling Box, as well as a reply paid label for you to send your full box back to us!


Pop your Plastic Card Recycling Box on your front counter (or anywhere, really!) and start collecting used/expired PVC plastic cards.


Once your Plastic Card Recycle Box is full (it should take approximately 100 cards), tape it up and use the reply paid label to post it back to us here at CPC HQ. We’ll (very excitedly!) add your cards to our TerraCycle Zero Waste Box.


Once our Zero Waste Box is full, we’ll ship it to TerraCycle who sort the PVC cards and transform them into plastic granules that are then used to create new products! We’ll continue to purchase Zero Waste Boxes from TerraCycle and keep the program going.


Want to keep supporting this initiative? Thank you! Simply purchase another Plastic Card Recycling Box and keep up the good work!

Our Plastic Card Recycling Mission

Our goal is that every business that buys PVC gift cards from us also buys a Plastic Card Recycle Box for their workplace.

Why we’re committed to making a positive change

Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times.
10% of plastic we use ends up in the ocean.
It takes between 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade.

CPC Tree Planting Project

For every Plastic Card Recycle Box purchased, 1 tree will be planted in Madagascar by Ecologi – a social enterprise who combat climate change by planting trees. We have our very own CPC forest, and have planted over 14,000 trees to date!

Follow our tree recycling and tree planting journey over on our Instagram.


Put your Plastic Card Recycling Box on your sales counter so your customers can pop their redeemed gift cards in themselves. They’ll love feeling a part of the process and will be glad to know they’re supporting an eco-friendly business!

What’s in it for you?

When you buy a Plastic Card Recycling Box, you automatically become a Creative Eco Initiative Partner!

To thank you for your commitment to a greener future, we’ll feature you on our website and social media to let the world know you’re doing your bit!

PLUS! You’ll get a Social Media Pack so you can promote yourself as an environmentally aware business on your social channels!


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