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Apple replaces plastic iTunes gift cards with a plant-based version, and patents another card holder design. Newly present in Best Buys and on various mixed gift card racks at drug stores around the country is the sustainable iTunes gift card, constructed of "Ingeo bio-plastic," a material also creeping its way into high fashion. The card looks and smells normal, but sports a small Ingeo logo to show that no plastic was harmed in its making. [Sustainable is Good]