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M1’s new 5G Eco SIM comes made from recycled materials

By Ken Wong - on 5 Jun 2023, 1:03pm

M1’s new 5G Eco SIM comes made from recycled materials

M1's 5G Eco SIM. Image source: M1.

As part of its plans in line with World Environment Day, M1 has announced a new 5G Eco SIM in half-sized card format for the SIM card holder making it half the size of a credit card that is fully made from recycled materials.

By halving the size of the SIM card holder and the usage of recyclable materials M1 is progressively replacing SIM cards currently made from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) materials and will be able to reduce plastic use by 50% and product carbon footprint by 30% in the SIM production department. 

In addition to the 5G Eco SIM M1 has other green initiatives.

For smartphones that can use it, M1 also provides subscribers with a 5G eSIM. This is a digital SIM that allows users to activate a mobile plan from M1 without having to use a physical nano-SIM.

Finally, M1 encourages customers to trade in their old devices in-store so they can be repurposed for new devices or sent to recycling partners to recover materials and support sustainable practices.

M1 isn’t the only telco in Singapore encouraging customers to go green. StarHub for example, has its e-waste recycling bins available at StarHub Shops in Plaza Singapura and Tampines Mall. Consumers can drop in their spoilt or deprecated devices, including phones, modems, routers, li-ion batteries and charging cables.

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