Uno Debuts 100% Recyclable 'Nothin' But Paper' Edition

by Rudy Sanchez on 10/26/2020 | 1 Minute Read

Toymaker Mattel’s brand Uno’s newest deck isn’t a licensed theme or variation on the game, the newest set is the beginning of the brand’s transition to being plastic-free, and is aptly called “Nothin’ but Paper.”

The FSC-certified version of Uno is 100% recyclable and is not wrapped in cellophane, making it plastic-free as well. Additionally, the cards are printed using soy-based inks and made with water-based glues. According to the brand, Nothin’ but Paper is the first deck to go plastic-free, with all paper card decks ditching the plastic outer wrap sometime next year.

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Nothin’ but Paper also sports a new deck design, inspired by foliage, and contains the standard cards in the standard colors. The leafy designs are pleasant and highlight the sustainability bona fides of this Uno edition.

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Uno’s newest deck is part of Mattel’s efforts to meet its sustainability goals, which include using 100% recycled, recyclable, or bio-based materials in all its products and packaging, designing packaging to minimize plastic use whenever possible, and have two zero-waste certified manufacturing facilities and one office building by 2023.

Uno Nothin’ but Paper is available now for about six dollars at popular retailers throughout the US and online.

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