Globe’s eco-SIM is made from recycled refrigerator waste

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January is Zero Waste Month, and as part of its contribution to environmental sustainability, Globe Telecom launched the first ever eco-SIM cards in Asia for its postpaid mobile customers.

With its partner Thales, Globe has deployed eco-SIM cards starting November 2021. Thales first developed the eco-SIM card in 2020 in partnership with French company Veolia, who is known for helping cities and industries manage, optimize, and make the most of their resources

The eco-SIM card is a CarbonNeutral-certified product in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, the global standard for carbon neutral programs. It is made from 100% recycled materials including polystyrene waste from refrigerators.

Thales’ comprehensive carbon offset program ensures there is no further carbon footprint during the manufacturing process of the eco-SIM cards.

According to ABI Research, SIM cards, while among the smallest consumer items in the world, equate to about 20,000 tons of plastic and other polymers as about 4.5 billion cards are manufactured every year.

“In order for us to truly move the needle in the fight against climate change, we all must take on the responsibility to act sustainably. This partnership with the Thales Group not only enables us to come up with a solution for our telco business, but it also gives our customers the opportunity to step up and choose to live more sustainably,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe’s Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.

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