American Express and Parley have collaborated to raise awareness in combating marine plastic pollution with Card Members, business partners and colleagues. American Express has planned to launch the first-ever American Express Card manufactured primarily from recovered plastic found in the oceans and on the coasts. American Express is also committing to reduce the use of single-use plastic within its operations globally.
American Express will use upcycled marine plastic debris to make its first ocean plastic Card. The Card is at a prototype stage and will to be tested and refined over time. The card will be available to the public in the next 12 months.
Doug Buckminster, Group President of Global Consumer Services, American Express, said, “Our oceans play a vital role in our lives, the health of our planet and the health of travel and tourism, which American Express has long supported. It’s important that we raise awareness and do our part to keep our oceans blue. Partnering with Parley is the right next step as we pursue our larger vision of backing our communities and sustaining the planet we share.”
American Express, a global services company, provides customers with access to products, insights, and experiences that improve lives and help in business success.
Parley for the Oceans, the global network where creators, thinkers, and leaders from the creative industries, brands, governments, and environmental groups take up the issues jointly to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans and collaborate on projects that can stop damage to oceans. Parley for the Oceans has collaborated with major corporations including Adidas, Anheuser Busch InBev (Corona), Intel; the United Nations; the Maldives and collaborators spanning the worlds of science, art, fashion, design, entertainment, sports, and space and ocean exploration.