In an announcement this morning, Belkin confirmed that this year’s charging products will focus on greener technologies. The changes will be rolled out to charging products with housing materials to contain 73-75% post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR) and plastic-free packaging.
In the short term, buyers wanting chargers with a greener touch to them; the labelling Made with Recycled Plastic Products and 100% Plastic Free Packaging will identify them. This is being introduced as, aesthetically the PCR products will be difficult to identify vs the previous generation.
As part of the transition, the following products will be shipping in the first half of 2023 with PCR construction:
- Magnetic Car Vent Mount
- BOOST↑CHARGE™ USB-C PD 3.0 PPS Wall Charger 25W
- BOOST↑CHARGE™ Dual USB-C PD Wall Charger 40W
- BOOST↑CHARGE™ PRO 4-Port GaN Charger 108W
- BOOST↑CHARGE PRO Dual USB-C® GaN Wall Charger with PPS 65W
The changes have taken two years to come to fruition, saving 7,000 metric tons of carbon emissions and reduce CO2-eq emissions for these products by 67%. This is part of a businesswide strategy to reduce single use plastics by 90% and becoming 100% carbon neutral in scope 1 & 2 emissions by 2025.
The changes show not just responsibility, but leadership in the field and issues a challenge to competitors. CEO Steve Malony made comment on the direction saying:
I am proud to work alongside the teams that made this shared vision a reality. Their dedication to doing the right thing inspires me and together, we will continue to work towards a more sustainable future.
To stay up to date on Belkin’s sustainability pathways, you can visit the company’s sustainability page.