I just ordered new business cards with my name, twitter ‘handle’ and website address as I often want to give these to people without the rest of my contact details.
I chose a company that advertises ‘budget-friendly’ cards – but had to pay double the minimum price to have them printed on recycled eco-friendly paper (100% post consumer waste & elemental chlorine free).
It took a while to find the page with the paper stock details but couldn’t find anything about the type of ink.
(For more about eco-friendly paper and printing, see my previous post on this topic: ‘Remember when recycled paper was easy to pick?‘)
It would have cost an extra $6 to get a ‘recycled’ logo on the back, so instead I added a note to the front of the card.
I wonder if anyone I meet will bother to read the small print?
I also wonder if I should have ordered a personalised shoulder bag as well? (Only if they are made from eco-friendly fabric by a socially responsible business, of course!) What do you think?!
(For more about eco-friendly and socially responsible garments, see my previous post on this topic: ‘The social cost of ‘affordable’ clothes‘.)
Unfortunately they were out of personalised mugs for my Fairtrade organic coffee.
(Images – business card artwork & customised bag via Vistaprint)