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Biodegradable Credit Card Offered by Discover

Discover Financial Services has announced the launch of a biodegradable Discover(R) Card option, the only U.S. biodegradable consumer credit card currently available in the marketplace.

The biodegradable Discover Card is made of biodegradable PVC, a substance that allows 99 percent of the card plastic to be safely absorbed when exposed to landfill conditions. The card plastic will begin to break down in soil, water, compost or wherever microorganisms are present; with it fully degrading within five years. The biodegradable card can be identified by the biodegradable symbol that will be visible on the back of the card.

"The biodegradable Discover Card is another way for environmentally conscious consumers to do their part to help protect our planet," said Kelly Tufts, director of marketing planning & strategy at Discover Financial Services.

Discover Card also offers cardmembers an additional opportunity to help the environment by enrolling in paperless statements. In 2008, Discover Card sent nearly 14 million paperless statements, which has helped save more than an estimated 4.6 million pounds of paper.

The biodegradable card provides the same best-in-class features and benefits that all Discover Card cash rewards cards include, such as:

  • Cashback Bonus Program - Discover Cardmembers benefit from a Cashback Bonus
  • Program that offers cardmembers unlimited rewards
  • Ability to earn up to 1% Cashback Bonus(R) automatically on all purchases.

Flexible redemption options that allow cardmembers to redeem Cashback Bonus as a statement credit, direct deposit to a bank account, or a Partner gift card.
Turn their Cashback Bonus into bigger rewards every time they redeem for gift cards or instant eCertificates from over 100 brand-name Partners.

Rewards When Shopping Online - To make their money worth more, cardmembers can earn 5% to 20% Cashback Bonus all year round when shopping at top online retailers such as, and Barnes& through Discover Card's online shopping portal, ShopDiscover (

Award-winning Customer Service - Discover Card products are supported by a knowledgeable and empowered team of customer service representatives, who are reachable in less than 60 seconds, 24/7, and who are committed to solving cardmembers' issues in just one phone call.

Advanced Fraud Protection - Discover Card also provides advanced and convenient fraud protection, with a $0 Fraud Liability guarantee. Cardmembers are never responsible for unauthorized charges - online, offline, anytime, anywhere.

Best-in-Class Travel Benefits - Cardmembers are covered by the most complete set of free travel benefits offered by any no-fee credit card. Global Traveler's Hotline provides fast, friendly travel assistance in just one call.

Discover Cardmembers can simply request the biodegradable card at

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