Orange spokesman comments on greener sim cards

13 July 2009 — 10:21 AM

Orange has the HTC Touch in its line up.

Recent moves to make Orange's business more environmentally-friendly will continue in the future, a spokesman for the network has advised.

Commenting on the launch of a new type of sim card that is smaller and cuts down the amount of materials used and wasted in manufacture, company chief executive Tom Alexander said this formed part of a wider remit.

He explained that the carrier had a number of other green projects in its portfolio and would continue to develop the sustainability of its chip technology.

"Ultimately our goal is to have no waste involved in providing new sims and to use organic materials," he added.

"This is just one small but significant step further in that journey of reducing the environmental impact of our business for our customers."

In a statement accompanying the launch, Orange estimated over 2.9 billion sim cards were shipped to operators last year - weighing a total of 11,600 tonnes.

The move could also inspire some eco-friendly consumers to consider recycling mobile phones to take advantage of the firm's latest contracts.

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