Ekko launches climate-friendly debit card and app
ekko today launched its climate-friendly debit card, app and ecosystem, empowering consumers to make a difference in the fight against climate change.
When using ekko for routine actions like shopping, banking, or paying bills, consumers can feel good about doing good while having a positive impact on the planet.
With ekko, every five transactions pay for the collection of a plastic bottle destined for the ocean and every fifty transactions pay for the planting and maintenance of a tree. The ekko app also keeps users updated on their green activity, tracks their progress and monitors their carbon footprint via a carbon meter.
Joining the thousands of people already waiting for their ekko card is easy – just join the company’s waiting list to receive a code, download the ekko app and its eye-catching card will arrive shortly after.
Oli Cook, co-founder and CEO of ekko, said: “As world leaders come together at COP26 to advocate for collaborative action, this is how our own journey begins. We’ve spent the past 24 months building a powerful collection of financial tools that mobilizes people from all walks of life to do good and live more sustainably without effort. We are excited to introduce ekko to the world and for this next step in our journey.
Reducing plastic waste and deforestation are key goals for COP26 delegates. Last year, deforestation increased sharply. According to this report, 42,000 km2 of tree cover has been lost in the main tropical regions. Helping to reverse this harmful activity is one of the primary goals of ekko and its partner, Mastercard.
Backed by Mastercard, ekko is the first UK fintech company to become a partner of the Priceless Planet Coalition. By 2025, the Priceless Planet Coalition aims to restore 100 million trees. Each newly planted tree is nurtured for years after planting to ensure a long and healthy life and to have a beneficial impact on the environment.
Scott Abrahams, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Mastercard UK & Ireland, said: “We are truly delighted to be partnering with ekko, not only to bring much-needed greener payment solutions to consumers, but we also welcome them to our growing Priceless Planet Coalition. . Commitments around global reforestation will be a key objective for the COP26 Summit and as a coalition we will contribute to 100 million trees by 2025.”