An Italian company founded in 2017, but with over 12 years of experience in global telecommunications has brought forth the idea of reducing plastic waste produced by SIM cards inserted in IoT and M2M devices and prevention of polluting the environment.
As stated by CEO Manuel Zanella: “We manage this way to save 80% of plastic, 13 tons in 3 years, and a reduce CO2 emissions equal to 8,000 kg, just as much as a car emits to travel around the world. An incredible amount.”
Things mobile has introduced the Eco-SIM Card with the idea of the first-ever environment-friendly SIM that does not waste plastic. Things Mobile is the operator dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) with the best selling SIM cards on Amazon. The innovative SIM card will allow you to connect millions of smart devices. These range from washing machines at home to drinking water systems in Africa, through to company fleet tracking systems or smart security systems.
Things Mobile has come up with this idea in order to respect and protect the environment and nature given the climate change crisis going on. It plans on doing so by reducing the waste of plastic used in SIM cards. If you think about it, the way traditional SIM cards are sold wastes a lot of plastic. It comes packed in a plastic frame in the shape of a credit card. You only take the SIM card out and the plastic frame goes to waste.
Things Mobile’s alternative
As a result, Things Mobile has come up with a new and much compact format that incredibly reduces the waste of plastic. The Eco-SIM Card comes in a package that is sized about a quarter of the traditional SIM Cards frame. In numbers, it uses less than 4 grams of plastic in comparison to the 16 grams used in traditional SIM Cards. The savings for the environment will be there for all to see: Things Mobile plans to market around one million of these new Eco-SIM cards by 2022.
As Manuel Zanella (43 years old), founder and CEO of Things Mobile note, “All the plastic used to package SIM cards is now superfluous. Once, with old GSM cellphones, the card was inserted in it entirely, but now that IoT and M2M devices typically use nano or micro SIM cards, this absurd waste of plastic no longer makes any sense. With the new Eco-SIM card, we manage to save 80% of plastic, 13 tons in 3 years, and a reduce CO2 emissions equal to 8,000 kg, just as much as a car emits to travel around the world. A truly incredible quantity.”
“The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world in which we live, work and play and we are contributing to this revolution. But we don’t want to do it at the expense of the environment,” says Manuel Zanella.
Juan De la Coba, Co-founder and COO of Things Mobile explains, “Our SIM cards help businesses to achieve entirely automated and interconnected industrial production. This means lower costs and also lower energy consumption. In addition, each company can manage its own SIM cards with a targeted solution, at no additional cost. Regardless of the number of SIM cards, you accelerate time to market, reduce costs and increase reliability with automated connectivity management.”
The new “Eco-SIM Card” by Things Mobile will be available from January 2020 in all formats: mini (2FF), micro (3FF), and nano (4FF), both in the traditional UICC version and with the new eUICC standard (eSIM). The eUICC version can contain one or more operator profiles and, thanks to Things Mobile’s provisioning platform, to switch to another operator.