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Mastercard Supports Sustainable Payment Cards

Beginning January 1, 2028, Mastercard-certified card manufacturers worldwide will be required to produce the five layers of plastic found in the vast majority of all payment cards with recycled or bio-sourced materials. Sources for alternatives to the virgin PVC used in cards include plastics commonly found in packaging, construction materials and bottles. Until recently, there was a significant price difference between cards made with virgin PVC and alternative plastics. However, the gap has closed substantially. Mastercard will also certify the composition and sustainability of cards that ca...

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April 2023
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Latin America’s Global General Purpose Cards—Purchase Transactions in 2022 vs. 2021
Spending, Transactions and Cards by Brand in Latin America
Purchase Transactions on General Purpose Cards in Latin America and the Caribbean—2018 through 2022
Second 50 Largest Mastercard/Visa Credit Card Issuers—Ranked by Outstandings at Year-End 2022
Acquisitions and Investments in Payments Cards—5 Largest Deals in 2022
Acquisitions and Investments in Payment Cards—2022 Annual Totals by Category
Acquisitions and Investments in Payment Cards—2022
Investments & Acquisitions—March 2023