Belkin, well known for its peripherals for Apple devices, revealed today plans to update its product line with more ecologically friendly materials. Several power banks, wireless chargers, and wall chargers will be updated with plastic-free packaging and made of 73-75 percent post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR).
The adjustment will save about 7,000 metric tons of carbon emissions and cut CO2-equivalent emissions from listed products by up to 67%. Belkin intends to begin by updating some of its most popular items, such as a variety of wall chargers.
10W BOOSTCHARGE USB-C PD 3.0 PPS Wall Charger 25W BOOSTCHARGE Dual USB-C PD Wall Charger 40W BOOSTCHARGE PRO 4-Port GaN Charger 108W BOOSTCHARGE PRO Dual USB-C (R) GaN Wall Charger with PPS PPS 65W 45W BOOSTCHARGE PRO Dual USB-C(R) GaN Wall Charger
Belkin is implementing this modification as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. The company is already on track to reach carbon neutral in scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025, with today’s PCR material upgrade aiming at cutting scope 3 emissions.
Belkin’s PCR will divert plastic waste from landfills and lessen the company’s reliance on virgin plastics.
“WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE A COMPANY OF OUR SIZE AND INFLUENCE CAN MAKE ON THE PLANET, MOVING AWAY FROM USING VIRGIN PLASTICS IN OUR PRODUCTS IS AN OBVIOUS DECISION,” SAID BELKIN CEO STEVE MALONY. “I AM PROUD TO HAVE WORKED WITH THE TEAMS WHO MADE THIS SHARED VISION A REALITY.” THEIR DESIRE TO DO THE RIGHT THING INSPIRES ME, AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER.”
Belkin’s new PCR goods were seen by MacRumors, and there is essentially no difference between the updated accessories and the previous accessories, so consumers will be unable to identify what’s changed simply by glancing at the products. Belkin will identify new PCR products with callouts on packaging and product pages on the company’s website.
Belkin will ship the new accessories throughout 2023, with plans to expand the PCR material to other devices in the future.
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