All new product launches across three core PC categories will include recycled materials in their manufacture.
LAS VEGAS (CES 2024) – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced another major milestone in Razer’s commitment towards a sustainable future, with the inclusion of recycled materials in new PC products launching throughout 2024 and beyond. Focusing on its core PC peripherals, this new initiative covers three key categories: mice, keyboards, and headsets. Initially, only the models produced in Razer’s signature black base colorway will feature recycled materials, with more product categories to be added over time.
Razer has been experimenting with the use of recycled materials in product manufacture, with two products already available. The Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed gaming mouse contains 40% recycled materials, and the Razer Ornata V3 ergonomic clicky gaming keyboard has at least 20%. With these successful integrations of recycled materials, both products met the strict criteria to achieve the UL 2809 ECOLOGO label, an independently verified ecolabel certification from the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, UL Solutions. Razer is now pushing the program out to encompass an even wider range of products, for all its core PC peripheral launches from the start of 2024 and onwards.
“Today’s gamers want innovation and performance but are acutely aware of the impact plastics have on the world,” said Kenneth Ng, Sustainability Lead at Razer. “By using recycled materials in our new products, and working to make our products more recyclable, we’re once again delivering on the promises we’ve made, and are actively working to improve gaming products’ circularity and reduce environmental impact.”
Aside from the inclusion of recycled materials in manufacturing, Razer is continuing to explore the recyclability of its products, to further minimize the ‘end of life’ environmental impact of each product. By focusing on both recycled materials and recyclability, Razer is reducing the amount of virgin materials required to make its products, incorporating circularity in product design and further minimizing the impact on the environment.
World’s First Consumer Products to have UL-certified EPD
At RazerCon 2023, Razer announced it had submitted two products for the Environmental Product Declaration certified by UL. Razer is delighted to announce that the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro and Razer Basilisk Ultimate are the world’s first consumer electronics product to be certified with an Environmental Product Declaration by UL Solutions. UL is a global leader in applied safety science, operating in more than 100 countries, with independent testing, inspection and certification services.
The Environmental Product Declaration enables consumers to make an informed choice about their purchases by displaying the carbon footprint, water, mineral, and fossil resource usage of each product, on the product packaging.
With the Basilisk V3 Pro and Basilisk Ultimate achieving EPD certification, Razer is following through on its commitment to submit to independent verification of its environmental impact measures. This allows gamers to make environmentally friendly choices, with full disclosure from the manufacturer on the resources used to manufacture a product. With this certification, Razer has succeeded in bringing gamers premium quality, high performance, innovative products while meeting the stringent standards of the Product Category Rules. Razer will build on this success with more products being submitted in the future.
Since launching its ten-year sustainability plan #GoGreenWithRazer in 2021, Razer has secured multiple milestones in its sustainability journey. This includes the adoption of the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) reporting framework, detailing its decarbonization strategy in line with Science Based Targets (SBT), achieving the goal to have all corporate offices 100% powered by renewable energy sources – three years ahead of the 2025 goal and becoming the world’s first consumer electronic brand to take a stand and protest deep sea mining of minerals. With Razer’s latest CES sustainability announcements, the brand will continue its journey to ensure that the world remains a safe place for all to game in.
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Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand made For Gamers. By Gamers.
The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, Razer has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.
Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals and Blade gaming laptops.
With over 200 million users, Razer’s software platform includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma RGB (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system supporting thousands of devices and hundreds of games/apps), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).
Razer also offers payment services for gamers, youth, millennials and Gen Z. Razer Gold is one of the world’s largest game payment services, and Razer Fintech provides fintech services in emerging markets.
Founded in 2005, Razer is dual headquartered in Irvine, California and Singapore, with regional headquarters in Hamburg and Shanghai and 19 offices worldwide.