1.5 million cards issued by Banca Transilvania are environmentally friendly

Press release 2022-07-28
1.5 million cards issued by Banca Transilvania are environmentally friendly

Banca Transilvania reached 1.5 million environmentally friendly cards, one year after it started sustainable transformation on the card market by launching the first eco-friendly card in Romania, BT Visa Classic. The bank has thus reduced by over 10 tons the carbon footprint of the cards issued and reissued in the last year.

The transition of the BT card portfolio to an eco-friendly alternative is done in stages.

What does an eco-friendly BT card mean:

  • It is made of recycled plastic and with biodegradable elements;
  • It also has a digital version in the most used application of the bank, BT Pay;
  • It has an extended validity of 5 years;
  • The paper used for envelopes and customer information is from responsible sources (FSC - Forest Stewardship Council).


Banca Transilvania encourages contactless payments, e-commerce and the use of digital cards through payment applications and accessories.