Belkin, a renowned consumer electronics brand, has made a groundbreaking move towards sustainability by announcing the release of its first-ever product range made from at least 72% post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR). And the cherry on top? Australia is the first country to make these products available to consumers!
Leading the step forward
Belkin is taking another big step towards a more sustainable future. The company is now using post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics for some of its most popular products and packaging them in plastic-free packaging. This move helps reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills and lessens Belkin’s reliance on virgin plastics.
Belkin’s PCR product range includes the Connect USB-C® to 4-Port USB-C Hub (AVC018), BoostCharge 30W Fast Car Charger Bundle and Standalone (CCA004), and BoostCharge Power Bank 10K (BPB011). You can easily spot these products by clear labels on the packaging and product pages online that say “Made with Recycled Plastic Products” and “100% Plastic-Free Packaging.”
This is just the beginning for Belkin. The company plans to transition its entire range to PCR, which is expected to improve the efficiency of the post-consumer recycled plastics industry globally. This move sets an example for the broader consumer electronics industry to follow in the future.
Some photos to compare the same product made of virgin plastic and recycled plastic
Looking to achieve more
Belkin is working hard to be sustainable in all areas of its business, not just its PCR product range. They have reduced the amount of plastic used in packaging globally and have scored an impressive 80% in the latest Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation Performance Summary Annual Report for 2023. Belkin also plans to become fully carbon-neutral by 2030 by implementing responsible ways to build their products.
Belkin has achieved an impressive 65% reduction in their greenhouse gas footprint since 2009 levels, and they’ve achieved 35% carbon neutrality in their operations since 2020. But they aren’t stopping there! Belkin has also recycled over 26,000 tons of electronic devices and packaging, as well as purchased Renewable Energy Credits to offset their warehouse facility’s power consumption. This company is committed to ethical and efficient practices in all areas of its business.
To show its dedication to sustainability, Belkin has released their 2022 Sustainability Report. The report details their efforts to reduce carbon emissions and showcases their achievements. With plans to become 100% carbon neutral in scope 1 & 2 emissions by 2025, Belkin is setting a high standard for sustainability in the electronics industry. Belkin’s efforts towards a more responsible future are exciting, and we can’t wait to see more progress!