Destination: a more responsible future.

We care deeply for the future of our planet. While we take pride in our achievements as a leader in corporate sustainability, we’re always looking ahead, setting new goals, and reaching for higher standards. Stay in step with our sustainability journey and join us as we lead the way to a more responsible future.

The products you love, made responsibly.

We’ve made the decision to build our products' housing from Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) materials and use plastic-free packaging. PCR materials utilize plastics destined for landfills, giving them a new life. It’s one of the meaningful steps we’ve taken to support the circular economy and reduce dependence on first-production virgin plastics. With this change we reduce product housing CO2-eq emissions by up to 67%, keeping an estimated 7,000 metric tons* of CO2-eq emissions from being released into the environment.

*Based on forecast calculations from May 2022

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PCR = ‘Post-Consumer Recycled’ plastic.

This means that once a product is ready to be disposed of by the consumer, instead of going to landfill, its plastic is recycled into pellets where it can be reused again. The recycled pellets are often mixed with virgin plastic to retain quality. Throughout 2023 we’ll be transitioning some of our best-selling products and new innovations to 72-75% recycled material in the product housing.

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Same quality, same design, better for the planet.

We decided to transition to PCR instead of creating a new range. This contributes to a circular economy and makes a bigger impact to reducing product level emissions. We landed at 72-75% (and not 100%) because we didn’t want to compromise our quality test requirements. We challenged ourselves to ensure this new plastic retains the same look, feel and superb performance our customers expect.

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What are other common types of alternative material?

Post Industrial Recycled (PIR): this is plastic waste generated within the manufacturing process.

Ocean plastic: is exactly as it sounds, post-consumer plastic which is removed from the seas.

Ocean Bound plastic/Marine plastic: – Plastic that is collected within 50 km from shores preventing it from entering the oceans.

Bio Plastic: created from renewable biomass sources, anything from sawdust to mushrooms.

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Why does Post-Consumer Recycled plastic (PCR) work best for our product housing?

Incorporating PCR has translated to a reduction in CO2 emissions.

Minimises use of raw materials and repurposes waste that would otherwise go to landfill.

Verified and authentic materials. We can authenticate at the source, as not all plastic is made the same.

Structural integrity is equivalent to virgin plastic, so there is no comprise to Belkin quality and performance.

We are removing plastic from our outer packaging too.

Typically, our packaging uses a combination of FSC paper and card* alongside small elements of RPET plastic. We already use 100% Recycled PET (RPET) where possible, exceeding our goal to incorporate at least 30% RPET in our packaging when plastics are used. We’ve worked hard to develop new outer packaging design that is sturdy enough to do the job without the use of plastic and are transitioning to 100% plastic free outer packaging where possible.

*We require a chain-of-custody certification to ensure that our paper is sourced from responsibly managed forests and is compliant with all applicable local and international laws.