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Eco Friendly Sims

By: davidgbartlett | 24-07-2019 13:23

What steps are giffgaff taking to be more eco friendly, environmentally conscious and reduce CO footprint? We all know this is a current issue in our day.

My suggestion is for giffgaff to jump on this band wagon and promote itself as a 'green' network provider, to gain rapport with the public and access more potential customers.

However to do this, it needs to make changes.

How about changing the way sims are packaged? I would not be referring to the paper part, which is recyclable, but the plastic frame around the sim. Could giffgaff explore options to remove this and use another medium which is recyclable, such as card? How this would work would need trial and testing.

Thanks for reading.

I am passionate about the environment, climate change, and recycling.


by: cms22
on: 27-03-2020 17:09

Would help save the planet

by: barishna
on: 23-02-2020 13:34

bad idea.

by: peterg92
on: 17-02-2020 20:09


by: rites61
on: 28-01-2020 17:19

very useful idea

by: muddycalhoun
on: 24-01-2020 13:35

I bet at present SIM cards are manufactured integrated into the plastic card that surrounds them and on top of this I would not be surprised if virtually all SIM cards were made by one manufacturer. If this is the case Giffgaff being a relatively small player might not be able to unilaterally bring about this change.

This is something that has been suggested before, however people are far more interested in all things plastic now ( I was regarded as some species of harmless idiot or loonie when I broached this growing environmental menace as a subject fifteen years ago or possibly longer) perhaps if the phone buying public were to demand this sort of change I expect it will be made. Although it is unfortunately very much the"little beast" where environmental impact and smartphones are concerned, the real problems relate to the rare earth elements in the electronics and the lithium etc for batteries. The only thing that we can do ourselves now to mitigate these is to make your device last as long as possible.

FYI I do hope Giffgaff don't generate a CO ( carbon monoxide ) footprint, that wouldn't be good for Uxbridge.

by: bogacot
on: 24-01-2020 12:38

I agree that reducing any plastic packaging is a very good i

by: leah244
on: 17-01-2020 23:03

Good idea supported

by: johndfoster7
on: 14-01-2020 22:42

I like this idea

by: fabiyes
on: 07-01-2020 20:13

Wonderful idea

by: danny56767
on: 03-01-2020 20:43

simular idea already posted

by: adamtheant
on: 11-04-2020 23:27

Fort as much