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American Express just released details on its newly redesigned American Express Green Card today! The company looks to be making a statement with the card. AmEx will be redirecting some of the plastic stuck in the oceans with the help of Parley. Parley is an organization connecting and engaging big players throughout the world to combat ocean pollution. (We’re talking really big players, like the United Nations, Adidas, Anheuser Busch.
Save the World and Earn Points with the New American Express Green Charge Card!
The new Green card will be manufactured using Parley Ocean Plastic. What’s Ocean Plastic? From the press release: “Ocean Plastic is range of premium materials created from upcycled plastic waste intercepted from remote islands, beaches and in coastal communities by Parley for the Oceans.” So no, your new card won’t be metal, but you’ll feel good about taking it out of your wallet! According to the release, this is the first credit/charge card to ever be made primarily from recycled materials. The design itself is borrowing from the styles of the American Express Gold (also recently overhauled) and Platinum cards styles.
You can get involved in American Express’s efforts even before the card launches:
To raise awareness for the issue of marine plastic pollution, American Express and Parley are kicking off a global call to action and rallying Card Members, merchants, partners and colleagues to join them. Today through September 23, consumers can go to the @AmericanExpress or @parley.tv Instagram pages and explain why they #BackOurOceans or tag friends who they want to get involved. For each comment, American Express will partner with Parley to remove 2 lbs of plastic from beaches and coasts, up to 1 million lbs.
I realize most of our readers are probably less concerned with the design and material of the card than you are with the sign up bonus on the new edition. Unfortunately, the release had no details on welcome offers or earning rates. The old Green card commonly had welcome offers of up to 15,000 or 20,000 American Express Membership Rewards, and earned 1 point on all purchases, 2 points on the AmEx Travel portal. When we hear
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