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BY MICONEX ON 20/11/2019

Give the Gift of a Greener Christmas

Worried about the impact on the planet of unwanted gifts and plastic this festive season. Then the Perth Gift Card could be the perfect solution to a greener Christmas.

The Perth Gift card is now 100% paper-based providing an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastic gift cards, without compromising on look and feel, they are fully recyclable and come from FSC managed forests.

When compared to using a standard plastic gift card, the usage of natural resources and waste is reduced by:

  • 81% in petroleum fuel oil usage
  • 29% in global warming potential
  • 31% in product municipal solid waste
  • 59% in grid electrical energy waste

As well as the card being better for the environment you can also save on your carbon footprint by shopping local and encouraging others to do the same, supporting your local High Street. #whereyoushopmatters. Since launching in 2015, over £170,000 has been spent with the Perth Card, keeping the money in the local economy and supporting local businesses.

No more unwanted gifts languishing at the back of a cupboard or being returned. With the Perth Card being accepted in over 60 independent businesses and across Perth, there is something for everyone to enjoy spending their card on.

The Perth Card is available to purchase online at www.theperthcard.co.uk or in these fantastic Perth businesses - Fun Junction, McCash’s Country Store and Number Five. 

Colin Munro, Managing Director, Miconex, who run the Perth Card programme said “ Miconex are committed to reducing our impact on the planet and with the introduction of this new greener gift card for Perth we can also help other local businesses and consumers to do the same”.