Acadia Switching to Sustainable Keycards

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All Acadia students have a student card, which allows them access to different buildings around the school campus and identifies them as an Acadia student. These cards are given to first year students, but many people get them replaced as the cards break or the student loses it. We are proposing a new material for these cards to make them more environmentally friendly. The cards the student have now are made out of PVC, which is polyvinyl chloride. This material is highly toxic in the manufacturing process and cannot be recycled easily, meaning they get thrown into the landfill. The alternatives to polyvinyl chloride include: bioplastic, recycled plastic, and wood. These alternative materials are used worldwide in hotels and prove to be just as durable and functional as polyvinyl chloride.  

If you would like to see more information on how switching to sustainable cards can make a big differnece in our campuses carbon footprint watch the short video below

Sustainable Card Infographic