5 Plantable Business Card Companies are Part of a Growing Trend

When you have finished using the card, just put it in the ground and watch it sprout.


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How many business cards do you have in your wallet or purse? Cards that were given to you or you picked up just in-case you need a realtor or a handyman? Wouldn’t it be great if you can turn those unused business cards into something beautiful flowers instead of just throwing them in the bin? Now you can.

Business cards are now being made from seed paper that is a mix of paper-pulp and organic seeds according to The Better India. So instead of throwing away the card from the hairstylist you don’t use, you can put in a pot, water it, and watch the plants grow. Here are five plantable business card companies that are helping to green the earth:

Botanical Paper Works

These eco-friendly business cards from Botanical Paper Works are made from seed paper that consists of post-consumer materials and biodegradable ink. They are available as standard single-or double-sided designs or pick one of the more unusually shaped cards that will really make you stand out of the pack including cards shaped like leaves, houses and sustainable footprints.


WildLense is an Indian eco-tourism company that gives wildlife tours in India and Africa that was founded in 2012. In 2019, the company expanded to include an e-commerce site that sells eco-friendly travel products including plantable business cards, according to Better India. The cards are made of hand-made paper embedded with seeds and printed with food-grade ink.

Earthly Goods

This promotional printing company offers a large variety of seed paper items including business cards. According to Earthly Goods,  they only use non-GMO, non-invasive seeds (organic is also available) and the seed paper is handmade using undyed post consumer recycled paper that is printed with nontoxic water-based ink. There are four styles of business cards.


Seed Paper India

This company makes a variety of seed paper items including business cards that you can custom design. Seed Paper India offers a variety of handmade papers including coffee paper, rose petal paper, and dung paper that you can pair with several seed options including wildflowers as well as edibles like tomato and basil.

Custom Earth Promotions

Custom Earth Promotions began in 2009 with the goal of replacing plastic bags with reusable ones. Now, this eco-friendly California marketing company specializes in customized products that include plantable business cards that come flat or folded with your choice of seeds. All of the company’s products are made without harmful chemicals out of 100 percent recycled materials and printed with vegetable-based inks.

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