On average 10 billion business cards are printed per year:

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500 cards =

1200 litres of water

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80%

are binned within 1 week!

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8 Billion

cards wasted!

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400,000

Trees cut down unnecessarily

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3 Billion

Kgs of carbon!

That’s just business cards, what about the wasted leaflets and brochures?

One Planet - Reducing Carbon Footprint

Go Paperless with One Card

No more costly re-prints – Staff joiners, movers, leavers and promotions cost businesses £10,000’s each year.

  • Change details instantly on your online portal
  • Recycled for other employees when someone leaves
  • Share leaflets and Brochures digitally

In addition to the environmental savings, using the One Card can also benefit in many other ways:

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Costs

How can One Card help your business go paperless and save money?

The average amount that a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) spends on printed marketing materials can vary widely depending on the industry, business size, and marketing strategy. However, according to a survey conducted by the British Printing Industries Federation, the average SME spends around 2-3% of their total revenue on printed marketing materials.

For example, if an SME has an annual revenue of £500,000, they may spend between £10,000 to £15,000 on printed marketing materials such as brochures, business cards, flyers, and promotional products.

However, it's important to note that this is just an average estimate and actual spending can vary significantly depending on the specific needs and marketing goals of each individual SME.

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Waste

How can One Card help with waste?

The amount of waste produced in printed materials when an employee leaves can vary depending on the size of the business and the number of employees leaving. However, according to a report by Gartner, a research and advisory company, the average SME spends up to 3% of its annual revenue on printing, with up to 15% of printed materials considered waste. When an employee leaves, businesses often have to update their contact information, resulting in more printing and wasted resources. By using a digital solution like One Card, businesses can reduce their dependence on paper materials, save money on printing costs, and help reduce their carbon footprint.

This Months Project

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For every purchase One Card contributes to Worldwide Projects to remove carbon, restore nature and improve livelihoods supported by Earthly. This months project is:

One Card is a proud member of the SME Climate Hub

One Card is a proud member of the SME Climate Hub, a global initiative that empowers small to medium sized companies to take climate action and build more resilient businesses.

Through the SME Climate Hub, we commit to lowering our impact on the environment through authentic action, halving our emissions by 2030. In making the commitment, we have joined the United Nations Race to Zero campaign.

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