Orange gets greener with mini sim cards

10 July 2009 — 10:10 AM

The new Orange cards are smaller than traditional options

Those looking to act greener by recycling mobile phones may also want hear about a new initiative from Orange.

It was announced by the network this week that it would be making available a new line of sim cards designed to be less wasteful by being smaller than their predecessors.

The carrier said the move is the first of its kind in Europe and explained that its customers could see the new product next time they upgrade their mobile phones or contracts.

Chief executive officer of Orange UK Tom Alexander said the launch of the mini sim card was not the only area the firm had made more environmentally-focused changes.

"For instance, 80 per cent of our energy now comes from renewable sources, customers are encouraged to recycle handsets in our stores and we've committed to a universal mobile phone charger," he added.

The network recently announced it would be adding the HTC Touch Pro2 to its line of smartphone options.

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