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Recycled Plastic for Smart Payment Cards

Nearly all of the more than 3.78 billion smart payment cards shipped last year were manufactured using virgin PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic. While PVC is not biodegradable, existing technology does allow for 40% to 50% of an EMV-compliant payment card to be made of recycled PVC. More than that amount of recycled PVC plastic content changes the mechanical property of PVC and makes it unsuitable for smart payment cards. Cards manufactured by CPI Group in the U.S. can be made with a core comprised of recycled plastic reclaimed before it becomes ocean refuse. American Express will issue card...

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December 2019
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Consumer Payment Systems in the U.S.—Purchase Transactions in 2018

Investments & Acquisitions—November 2019

Total Chip Card Shipments 2018

Other POS Devices Shipped—2018

Largest Maestro Issuers Worldwide

Top 150 Credit Card Issuers by Purchase Volume & Country 2018

U.S. Consumer Payment Systems—Paper, Cards, Electronic

Personal Consumption Expenditures in the U.S.