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There’s too much plastic in our oceans. We all want to find ways to prevent this, but what if an additional solution is to use the debris? 

American Express has teamed up with environmentalists Parley to raise awareness of our big plastic problem. As part of this campaign, Amex has announced plans to launch the first-ever credit card created from recovered ocean plastic. 

Still in its prototype phase, the upcycled card is set to be released to customers within 12 months. Amex is also planning 'a comprehensive waste reduction strategy’ to reduce single-use plastic in its global operations. 

Doug Buckminster, Amex’s Group President of Global Consumer Services, said: ‘It’s important that we raise awareness and do our part to keep our oceans blue.’ 

Let’s hope this inspires other banks to follow suit.

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