1750: since then, nothing has changed, at least until today.
That is, year more year less, the official date of birth of the business card as we know it today. Even Goldoni refers to it in one of his commedies.
Paper, name, title or position, address, from the last century also the telephone number and then the fax number, web site.
In the past few years also the social network contacts.
Everything was working just fine, but sensibility, needs, time, pace and requests are changing and expanding or reducing at a daily rhythm.
Forests that disappears, global warming, trucks full of unused paper direct to the landfill, companies’ frequent and timely turnovers, daily meetings, costs of stalled money, logistics and organization.
Also the business card changes and b&p Card is born, to give a timley answer, practical and efficient to new and old needs.
Maintaing however the most intense and human traditional aspect: the historical hand exchange, the reciprocal recognition between people that meet for the first time.
Pay attention for a few seconds at the numbers we would like to show you. Understand why even a small action, could change an automatic habit, will lead to a limited but significant benefit to the Earth. Furthermore to the quality of your life and work.
If the flutter of a butterfly’s wings in Brasil can create an hurricane in Texas, the most apparent and smallest of your decisions is capable of contributing to enormous changes.
|85 x 55 mm.
Standard dimensions of a tradition business card.
Weight of the most used paper for business cards.
Numer of business cards obtained for 1 sqm of paper.
A business card (wasted parts included) consumes 1,4583 gr of paper.
|1 tree = 278 kg of cellulose.
1 tree is equivalent to 1 cubic meter of wood.
|278 kg of cellulose = 397 kg of paper.||397 kg of paper = 270.000 business cards.|
One tree = 270.00 Business cards.
27.400.00 business cards are produced daily in the United States of America alone.
Daily, only in the USA, 101 trees are cut down to make business cards. Every year, for this reason, 37.000 trees falls down.
Assuming, on the safe side, that the use of business cards in the USA represents around the 20% of the world use, we can estimate that the trees cut down annualy to make business cards, in the world, are around 200.000.
Do you know that the recipients of the business cards only preserves the 12% of them for more than a week?
Is it really worthed?
Follow our calculation. Pay attention for a few seconds at the numbers we would like to show you. Understand why even a small action, could change an automatic habit, will lead to a limited but significant benefit to the Earth. Furthermore to the quality of your life and work.
If the flutter of a butterfly’s wings in Brasil can create an hurricane in Texas, the most apparent and smallest of your decision is capable of contributing to enormous changes.