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UNO taking a sustainable step forward with all paper edition

A new entirely paper edition of Uno is not only more sustainable, it's prettier too! So what was it made from before? We have the answer.

Chris Button
Chris Button
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UNO taking a sustainable step forward with all paper edition

Good news for environmentally-conscious card game aficionados, because UNO is going sustainable with UNO: Nothin' But Paper, a completely recyclable edition of the beloved game.

Previously, UNO decks included cellophane card wrap, but the Nothin' But Paper edition does away with this, packing cards in a paper band instead. According to UNO's official Twitter account, the bulk of what's in the original box is recyclable, but this new version means 100% of the contents can be recycled now.

In even better news, all classic UNO decks will receive the 100% recyclable treatment by the end of 2021.

Perfect for chucking the whole thing in the recycling bin in a fit of rage after copping the entire deck's worth of draw-four cards. Absolutely love it.

As mentioned by the good folks at GameSpot, UNO already does pretty well in the sustainability stakes, using soy-based ink and paper certified as low-waste by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Here's hoping UNO's environmentally-friendly steps are adopted more widely by card and board games because damn, some of those things sure do pack a lot of plastic.

If the green move from Mattel doesn't entice you, perhaps the lovely new card designs will, embellished with subtle leafy borders and multi-tone colours. As a sucker for pretty colours, they've got my attention.

There's no word on when UNO:Nothin' But Paper will arrive in Australia, but you can grab a deck via the US now for less than a tenner — until shipping inevitably screws you over.


Chris Button

Chris is an award-nominated writer based in Adelaide who specialises in covering video games and technology. He loves Donkey Kong Country, sport, and cats. The Last Jedi is the best one, no questions

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