Fujitsu today announces the world’s first entirely plastic-free, biodegradable computer mouse. Substituting renewable materials for plastic, the ECO mouse is 100 percent recyclable.
Made from the environmentally-conscious plastic substitute BIOGRADE®, the Fujitsu Mouse M440 ECO joins the keyboard KBPC PX ECO in the line-up of accessories manufactured from renewable materials – helping eliminate the use of oil-based resources such as hard plastic and PVC from the manufacturing process.
By using biodegradable materials from renewable sources, Fujitsu promotes sustainable production and helps reduce CO2 emissions during the manufacturing process. At the other end of the product life-cycle, less plastic waste is destined for landfill – since the mouse casing is made from 100 percent biodegradable materials.
Last year Fujitsu announced the first keyboard to be made from renewable materials, replacing 45 percent of the plastic keyboard components with materials from renewable sources. The keyboard KBPC PX ECO has been extremely successful; Fujitsu estimates that by making the switch to renewable materials for this product, it saves approximately 60,000 kilograms of plastic per year.
With the Mouse M440 ECO, Fujitsu continues to underline that green does not mean compromising on quality, features or performance. The ECO model looks like a normal high-quality plastic mouse, and offers all the latest functionality such as a scroll wheel, plus high accuracy thanks to a 1000dpi optical sensor.
The Mouse M440 ECO is more comfortable to use than plastic-based models since its BIOGRADE shell has more elasticity than other renewable materials, allowing for an ergonomic design that is focused on user comfort, and suitable for both left and right-hand users.
Rajat Kakar, Vice President Workplace Systems at Fujitsu Technology Solutions says: “It’s the little things that add up: we’re continuing to prove that it’s possible to eliminate the use of non-renewable sources from the IT lifecycle. Fujitsu underlines its commitment to innovative green products for the desktop, starting with the new ECO mouse, through to the proGREEN selection. By choosing this mouse, environmentally-conscious businesses can feel good that they are helping reduce CO2 emissions without sacrificing durability or comfort – and without having to pay any extra.”
The Mouse M440 ECO is available immediately across the EMEA region. Pricing varies according to country.
Images of the Mouse M440 ECO and KBPC PX ECO keyboard can be found on Fujitsu’s Media Portal:
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About Fujitsu Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com
About Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India, serving large-, medium- and small-sized companies as well as consumers. With its Dynamic Infrastructures approach, the company offers a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services, ranging from clients to datacenter solutions, Managed Infrastructure and Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Fujitsu Technology Solutions employs more than 13,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see: ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus.
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Date: 25 January, 2011