A sustainable substitute : Sim cards

Telecom.tv

May 31, 2022

This substitute would sequester tons of plastic every year from our waste and can later be recycled for new purposes.

KPN is the first Dutch telecom provider to introduce the ecosim. KPN announced its decision to switch to Ecosim : A Sim card made entirely from recycled plastic 4.5 billion SIM cards are produced worldwide each year. KPN issues about 7 million SIM cards every year to new and existing customers. The largest element of the SIM card is plastic. The plastic used in an ecosim is recovered from old refrigerators and comes in packaging made from FSC-Certified hard paper.


The ecosim is made from old refrigerators because the plastic found in the apparatus is not only intense but also supple enough for finding into a full-fledged SIM card. What’s more, is the material can also be reprocessed for new purposes after its new life. This way, KPN is not only reducing the huge tones of plastic, but is also going further, by no longer offering the SIM card in plastic packaging. This is a more sustainable substitute to the current SIM card. This substitute would sequester tons of plastic every year from our waste and can later be recycled for new purposes.


We appreciate such new technologies in the market that save our planet earth.