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Uno Is Going Sustainable And Ditching Cellophane With Nothin' But Paper Edition

The beloved card game is using a Reverse on its carbon footprint and a Draw Four on sustainability.


Uno, the popular card game that's been around since 1971, is making a major step towards sustainability. Today, Mattel has launched Uno: Nothin' But Paper, a new edition of the game that ditches cellophane wrapping and is 100% recyclable.

This is the first Uno deck to release without cellophane, and it's going to become the standard going forward. In 2021, all of Uno's paper decks will ship without cellophane, as part of Mattel's on-going efforts to go 100% recycled/recyclable by 2030.

This new edition, which retails for $6, is available from today. Its cards feature a beautiful new design, which you can see in the images below.

Uno: Nothin' But Paper edition (all images courtesy of Mattel)
Uno: Nothin' But Paper edition (all images courtesy of Mattel)

Uno is the most popular card game in the world, so while each deck only uses a small amount of cellophane, cutting it entirely should ultimately make a big difference.

Uno already uses soy-based ink, and its paper cards are certified by Forest Stewardship Council as low-waste--but now they're taking things a step further.

There are numerous other Uno variants available right now, including Mario Kart Uno, but this is the only one with fully sustainable packaging. If you grab it, remember two things: Draw Two cards are not meant to be stackable, and that the game is absolutely better if you let players stack Draw Two cards.

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