I figured there must be someone who is doing something with these, even if it is just collecting them to make a bizarre looking purse.
I found something better: Earthworks.
They take plastic cards are make new plastic cards. I contacted them and got this email:
Thanks for your interest in recycling with Earthworks®, your subscription into our contact list has been confirmed. We will accept plastic gift cards for recycling but would appreciate that you pass the word along to your favorite stores and hotels to contact us to learn how to recycle their cards and that they can purchase cards made from Earthworks ® 100% recycled plastic.
You can mail plastic cards to:
[they want you to contact them before they give you the address]
Please just send plastic cards, no rubber bands, paper clips or paper.
Please put a label or hand write the name of your organization on the package so we can track it.
Thanks for contacting and working with us to make a cleaner world one card at a time!
In other news, it is MomGiraffe's bday, I am slated to give blood on Thursday, and I was made second chair of my book club.
Hope you all had a Happy President's Day.