Logitech to manufacture entire video conferencing portfolio to use recycled plastics and next life materials

Logitech to manufacture entire video conferencing portfolio to use recycled plastics and next life materials
Logitech has announced that all video collaboration devices that run on the CollabOS operating system will now be manufactured with next-life plastics.

Existing products– Rally Bar, Rally Bar Mini, Tap IP, Tap Scheduler, and Scribe– are being refreshed with materials that lower the carbon impact of each product. This provides organisations with a partner that in turn helps position them to better manage their carbon footprint. 

“By transitioning our portfolio of conference room devices to a lower product carbon footprint, we are helping other companies navigate their sustainability challenges,” said Prakash Arunkundrum, COO at Logitech. “We’re not only designing and manufacturing new products with recycled plastic and other lower carbon materials, but refreshing existing products to provide IT leaders with a new way to evaluate their workplace technology investment in conference room systems - one that includes people and planet. We do this without increasing prices or compromising the highest quality and performance companies expect from Logitech.”

In a recent survey of IT professionals by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan, 65% say that becoming a leader in environmental, social, governance and sustainability practices is a critical or very important business objective in the coming year. 

Applying Design for Sustainability (DfS) principles to Logitech’s video collaboration portfolio means that Logitech customers can outfit entire conference rooms– including Microsoft Teams Rooms and Zoom Rooms–with technology designed with sustainability in mind. This development expands on the progress already achieved with personal workstation peripherals such webcams, headsets, mice, and keyboards.

A key tenet of DfS is the use of circular materials that can be recovered from the waste stream and given a second life, including post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR) that Logitech calls “next life plastics.” 

Newer conference room products like Logitech Sight use:

- Minimum of 50% certified recycled plastic
- 21% reduction in carbon footprint*** 
- 1,400tCO2e avoided carbon per 100,000 units (enough to drive around the Earth approximately 131 times†) 

Additionally, Logitech video conferencing products have:

- Low carbon aluminum made with renewable energy rather than fossil fuels
- Packaging from FSC®-certified forests and other controlled sources
- 100% recycled fabrics in the Rally Bar family 
- Option to collect and recycle old video conferencing equipment via Logitech Select 
- Power saving modes that can potentially reduce Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini’s carbon impact by 1.65 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent**

Logitech has decreased its Scope 3 emissions by 21% in 2022 with the goal of removing more carbon than it creates by 2030. 

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