Logitech has committed to step up the recycled plastic (PCR) content of the mice and keyboards it sells as part of its largest product portfolio.
It says it will incorporate more sustainable materials at scale in an effort to reduce its carbon impacts and increase the circularity of the consumer products it produces.
It promises that by the end of 2021, its largest product portfolio will include PCR in more than half of all its mice and keyboards, eliminating an estimated 7,100 tons of virgin plastic and 11,000 tons of carbon emissions per year.
It will have shipped more than 50 million devices made with PCR plastic by this time following three years of gradually shifting to more circular production.
Each product’s PCR content will be validated by independent, third-party experts and transparently shared online.
Prakash Arunkundrum, Global Head of Operations and Sustainability at Logitech, said: “We are on a journey to design products for the future. The top area where we can make a significant and long-term impact to reduce carbon is by applying our design for sustainability principles across the product development process.
“Since plastic is one of the most used materials at Logitech, we’re investing in the circular economy by recycling and reusing consumer products to push the limits of what is currently possible for recycled plastic.”