THE SIM-CARD INITIATIVE FOR SIM Card Producers

The concept is simple – By using existing SIM cards we recycle plastic into safety reflectors and save lives.  The concept is simple – instead of just disposing of the credit card-sized plastic when the small SIM card portion has been removed and inserted into the phone, KNPO will use the card as a simple and efficient reflector for increasing road safety.

By using safety reflectors while walking or jogging in the evening, drivers are able to see pedestrians on the road at five times further away, giving drivers crucial time to stop or swerve.

The SIM card producer can manufacture SIM cards with a reflective surface on both sides by printing, foil stamping or using reflective plastic sheets. The possibilities of branding and co branding while recycling SIM cards into reflectors, saving pedestrians are endless.


Opportunity recycling

Resource recovery is the systematic diversion of waste, which was intended for disposal, for a specific next use. By recycling plastic a company could get a Certified Emission Reduction, (CER) that can be sold later. The management of waste is a key component in a business' ability to maintaining ISO14001 accreditation. Companies are encouraged to improve their environmental efficiencies each year by eliminating waste through resource recovery practices, which are sustainability-related activities.

Environmental engagement

Almost 50% of the physical SIM cards will have been used after the chip and reflective part have been removed.  This recycling process enables the end user to help to sustain the planet.

The SIM card producer can apply for an environmental certification is a form of environmental regulation and development where a company can voluntarily choose to comply with predefined processes or objectives set forth by the certification service. Most certification services have a logo (commonly known as an ecolabel) which can be applied to products certified under their standards. This is seen as a form of corporate social responsibility allowing companies to address their obligation to minimise the harmful impacts to the environment by voluntarily following a set of externally set and measured objectives

Social Impact

In collaboration with KNPO, mobile telecom operators will create a global campaign calling for action to save people’s lives on the roads, supporting the sustainable development agenda of the UN. The operators will clearly be socially and environmentally engaged.

KNPO being a federally-approved 501(c)(3) organizations

Charitable contributions can qualify as tax deductions against U.S. based business’ annual tax liability. However, the IRS tax code is complex and it’s important to note that not all contributions can be considered legitimate deductions, therefore we recommend you to talk to your financial dep.

  • Monetary contributions – Cash or other monetary contributions may be tax deductible as long as they are not set aside for use by a specific person. Contributions must also be made during the tax year to be eligible for a deduction, regardless of the accounting method you use. When you file your claim you’ll need to use Form 1040, Schedule A and itemize each deduction. Generally, you can deduct up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income, but 20 percent and 30 percent limitations may apply (refer to Limits on Deductionsfrom the IRS).
  • Donations of property, including business inventory – These are also considered a valid tax deduction. Donations are evaluated and deducted based on their fair market value (basically what a consumer would pay for these goods in an open market). Deductions are limited in most cases to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. For donations of over $500 in value, you’ll need to complete Form 8283.

Telecom operators

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Production

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Materials

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