Razer Celebrates World Environment Day with World’s First Ecologo-Certified Gaming Mice

Razer Celebrates World Environment Day with World’s First Ecologo-Certified Gaming Mice

Razer has decided to celebrate this World Environment Day with the launch of the Basilisk V3 and the DeathAdder Essential gaming mice. These are the first gaming mice to achieve an ECOLOGO certification, which is rated by the global safety science leader, UL. They have a specialized rating called UL2710, which is the Outline of Investigation for Sustainability for Portable Electronics that certifies them as sustainable products.

To certify them with the ECOLOGO® Mark, UL looked at several sustainability criteria. They evaluated that the mice comply with EU hazardous chemical restricted substance regulations and have also been assessed for skin irritation and sensitization. UL also evaluated Razer’s process of repair and replacement management covering ease of product disassembly by authorized service providers, to how Razer communicates components requiring selective waste treatment to service providers.

Sustainable packaging is another criterion the mice fulfilled as they are boxed with packaging made of FSC certified material, free of heavy metals and chlorine and printed in sustainable soy-ink so they can be easily recycled. Finally, UL also inspected Razer’s facilities to certify that the mice were manufactured in facilities committed to environmentally responsible management as evidenced by certification to ISO 14001.

This is not the first time Razer and UL have worked together. Last year at RazerCon 2021, the company announced that it had partnered with UL to promote a Type III Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) ecolabel to encourage the sustainable manufacturing of gaming products. Under this partnership, Razer and UL have kickstarted an industry-level effort to identify key indicators of environmental impact that should be measured by all manufacturers of gaming products.

This will lead to more awareness about the impact of large-scale manufacturing, as well as lead to more robust solutions for manufacturers to integrate more sustainable practices into every step of their production process. It truly seems Razer is committed to going the extra mile to make greener products.

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