Business Cards that are eco-friendly are a must if you are trying to go green with your business. We know that the best option is to go paperless by having an electronic business card. But in this world, there will always come a time when you have to hand something to introduce yourself and explain what you do to earn a living. Thus, one of the options when paperless is not an option is having an eco-friendly business card. There are a number of printers out there that offer eco-friendly business card printing. Contrary to common beliefs, eco-friendly business cards are not that expensive to print compared to other common methods used in business card printing. Or, you can design your own unique eco-friendly business card like the examples shown in this post. However, most of these concepts may not be suitable for the type of business that you are in. But they are very enjoyable to look at. I hope you find them inspiring and fun as well.

01– Peanuts as business cards
For people looking to liven up the formal rigamarole surrounding the exchange of business cards in Japan, Arigatou Co., Ltd., a company specializing in the sale of laser-etched food products, offers “Taberu Me” edible business cards printed on peanuts.Laser-etched beans and nuts — Taberu Me cards are created using Arigatou’s high-grade CO2 laser engraver nicknamed “Shiawase-kun,” which can etch up to 700 characters per second on hard organic materials like beans, nuts, rice and pasta and which has been optimized to print clean-looking logos, names and telephone numbers on the irregular surfaces of peanut shells.

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02– Laser Cut Leaves are Nature’s Unique Business Cards
If you’re in the market for new business cards or a cutting-edge new advertising medium, you should take a look at this brilliant idea – your message or logo etched right onto a real leaf, no paint necessary! The resulting leaves are simple, stunning when looked at against the sunlight, and the best part is that if they are thrown away, there is no adverse effect on the environment.

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03– Rubber Stamp Business Card by Fischer Portugal
Using a hand-held rubber stamp, you can easily create a busines card anytime, anywhere using just about any kind of material. The stamp imprints the important details on scraps of cardboard, flyers, envelopes, receipts or whatever you might have on hand.

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04– Growing Business Card
Check out this lovely design for a business card that sprouts a miniature garden when you dip it in water. This business card, which was designed for “another blooming designer” works like a miniature house-plant, growing alfalfa or cress when dipped in water.The logo was also cut into a ‘seed stencil’ that allowed the logo to be grown on either earth or lawn; on uncut grass, the message would remain hidden until the area was mown.

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05– Landscaped Business Card by Tur & Partners
Here is another creative business card that sprouts a landscape. The card is for a landscape architecture firm. On the card is a printed plan of a landscape design of a miniature garden. Seeds are embedded within the card so in just a couple of days the seeds will sprout through the holes of the print.

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