5 Reasons You Need an Eco-Friendly Prepaid Debit Card

If you live sustainably, an eco-friendly debit card helps you amplify your impact. Here’s 5 reasons you need an eco-friendly debit card!

August 4, 2023


You live a sustainable lifestyle. You recycle, shop with ethical brands, and try to reduce your impact. Way to go! But what about your finances? Making the switch to an eco-friendly prepaid debit card lets you put your money where your mouth is. 

Eco-friendly cards are transforming the financial industry. Here’s 5 reasons why it’s time to make the switch!

Already ready to go green with your money? Sign up for the Karma Wallet Card! The Karma Wallet Card is a prepaid, reloadable debit card that gives back to people and planet. Learn more below!

1: Exclusive Green Benefits 

Eco-friendly prepaid debit cards aren’t just good for the planet. They’re good for your wallet, too!

To incentivize eco-conscious spending, some eco-friendly debit cards will offer you exclusive rewards and benefits. These may include cashback on select sustainable purchases, discounts on eco-friendly products and services, or even special deals with select eco-conscious merchants. 

Not only do these perks encourage you to make greener choices, but they can save you money in the long run.

The Karma Wallet Card is a prepaid, reloadable debit card that offers up to 20% cashback** on daily spending with sustainable, ethical, and local companies. Just find an offer, swipe your card, and watch the cashback pile up.  

2: Recycled Plastic Cards

Most cards are made from non-biodegradable PVC plastic. Eco-friendly cards, on the other hand, are often made from sustainable materials like post-consumer recycled plastic, bioplastic, or even recyclable metal

For the Karma Wallet Card, we use 85% post-consumer recycled plastic – which helps keep used plastic out of our landfills, ecosystems and waterways by recycling it into something new.

3: People & Planet Impact

Give back to people and the planet. Our sustainable prepaid debit card makes it easier than ever to create a positive impact. 

Each eco-friendly card’s perks will vary slightly, but many include programs like carbon offsetting, reforestation efforts, charitable giveback, or removing plastic pollution.

This is how the Karma Wallet Card creates impact:

  • We donate to reforestation projects to offset your carbon footprint through One Tree Planted when you fill gas, take public transportation, or use rideshares.
  • We provide a meal to someone in need through Feeding America when you dine out or order food delivery.

Plus many more perks coming soon!

By having these initiatives built into your eco-friendly prepaid debit card, you can simply use your card for everyday purchases and create meaningful impact – with no extra effort.

4: Supporting Sustainable Financial Companies

Voting with your dollar means that when you shop with ethical brands, it gives positive feedback to companies doing the right thing – and puts pressure on companies that are losing your business. 

And it works. Companies routinely shift their practices to be more sustainable based on consumer influence.

This holds true for financial companies as well! When you align your finances with your environmental and social values, you are telling all financial institutions what modern consumers want

When you switch to an eco-friendly debit card, you’re also supporting a more sustainable company. Many companies that offer eco-friendly cards (like Karma Wallet!) are committed to sustainable practices themselves

Karma Wallet is a Certified B Corp and member of 1% for the Planet – plus we donate 5% of revenue to non-profits changing the world

By opting for eco-friendly cards and supporting ethical companies, you support and encourage all institutions to get involved in sustainability.

5: Raising Awareness 

Your new eco-friendly debit card can be a conversation starter! 

Every time you make a purchase, you showcase your commitment to sustainability and social justice.

This is a great way to start conversations with your friends, family, and community about the importance of living mindfully and supporting better brands.

This ripple effect can inspire others to adopt greener practices and make more eco-conscious decisions in their own lives. Now more than ever, we need to mobilize our communities to take action against climate change. Before it is too late.

Plus, you’ll get rewarded! The Karma Wallet Debit Card offers an amazing referral program that gives you perks when you encourage your network to sign up for their own card.

Get the Karma Wallet Prepaid Debit Card

Getting an eco-friendly prepaid debit card is a simple yet impactful step you can take in your sustainability journey.

Want to learn more about what a prepaid reloadable debit card is? Click here!

It gives back to people and the planet, gives you all sorts of cashback perks** and rewards, and signals to the larger financial market that sustainability is what consumers want.

Ready to get yours? Sign up for the Karma Wallet Card below!

*Up to 20%* cashback with eligible brands. The Karma Wallet Visa® Prepaid Card is issued by Pathward®, N.A., Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. The Karma Wallet Visa Prepaid Card is powered by Marqeta. The Karma Wallet Visa Prepaid Card can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.

**This optional offer is not a Pathward product or service nor does Pathward endorse this offer.