Monday, March 22nd 2021

Razer Commits to a Greener, More Sustainable Future for All to Game In

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced a far-reaching, long-term commitment to a 10-year environmental roadmap. Under the #GoGreenWithRazer banner, the program will help preserve nature and protect the environment - ensuring a cleaner, greener world for future generations.

New targets include the use of 100% renewable energy by 2025, all products to use recycled or recyclable materials by 2030, and being 100% carbon neutral by 2030. As part of this movement, Razer is also galvanizing the community - youth, millennials and Gen Z to make a difference through several green initiatives. This includes recycling and being aware of its environmental footprints.
"Through our #GoGreenWithRazer campaign led by our Sneki Snek mascot, the Razer community has been insanely supportive and passionate," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer Co-Founder and CEO. "Awareness of how we impact the environment is incredibly important. Hence, Razer has planned out a sustainability roadmap to continue fighting environmental and climate changes. We're determined to make the world a better place for all of its citizens to game and live in."

Building a Green Organization
As the brand grows and evolves, Razer will explore opportunities to integrate sustainability plans into the company culture and employees' mindset. With the aim of building a culture of care for the planet, Razer commits to reduce and eradicate the use of single-use plastics in all offices to reduce Greenhouse Gas emission, preserve bio-habitats, and aim to be 100% carbon neutral by the year 2030.

Where reduce and renew is not possible, Razer will restore through investments in forestry and other environment-impact projects.

Today, Razer's European office in Hamburg, Germany is already powered by renewable energy, and the new, soon-to-be-opened Razer SEA HQ in Singapore will also follow suit. By year 2025, all global offices will be powered by 100% renewable energy.

For more information on Razer's Green Organization initiative, please see here.

Redesigning Green Products
As a leading brand in gaming peripherals, hardware forms a majority of Razer's business. As such, Razer aims to reduce the environmental impact caused by manufacturing.

Having reviewed its products, packaging, and operations, Razer will ensure that all products will be recyclable with the brand by year 2025. This includes the disposal and recycling of Razer products by both customers and global distributors. Razer encourages customers to return their old Razer peripherals to any RazerStore worldwide for free-of-charge recycling.

Razer will also implement strict waste disposal procedures across global offices and repair centers, and pledge to use recycled or recyclable materials for all products by year 2030. Hardware made by the brand will incorporate PCR plastics and adhere to an eco-friendly design, including FSC-certified, biodegradable packaging.

Razer aims to adhere to the best industry standards and practices, and secure validation through established certification bodies. Razer is also making sure to dispose e-waste responsibly in compliance with local and international environmental, safety, and health regulations.

For more information on Razer's Green Products initiative, please see here.

Celebrating a Green Community
Razer is proud to be part of an ecosystem that is characterized by inclusivity and solidarity. As a leader in the gaming community, Razer pledges to leverage its influence and rally gamers worldwide to contribute to the brand's green cause through opportunities for fans via product offerings.

Furthermore, Razer will adopt #GoGreenWithRazer as a global corporate social responsibility focus to empower and encourage the community to contribute and support the global green movement - with Sneki Snek, Razer's hugely popular sustainability mascot, leading the charge.

As a result of the overwhelming success of Razer's partnership with Conservation International, Razer has recently set a new target to save 1,000,000 trees through the sale of Sneki Snek plushies and eco-friendly merchandise. To galvanize the support of fans, Razer will announce a new piece of Sneki Snek merch at every 250,000 trees mark. Every piece of Sneki Snek merchandise sold will protect 10 trees and contribute to the enormous new goal of 1 million trees saved.

Together with Razer, Conservation International is securing the protection of trees from dozens of forests around the world, such as Costa Rica, Ecuador, Suriname, Brazil, Madagascar, and Indonesia - among many others.

At the time of writing, Razer has already saved approximately 170,000 trees. For more information, please visit the Sneki Snek campaign page.

For more information on Razer's Green Community initiative, please see here.

Investments in a Greener Future
As part of Razer's efforts to encourage sustainability among the community of youth, millennials and Gen Z, Razer will support and invest in environment and sustainability startups. Razer will activate zVentures, Razer's corporate venture arm, to fuel the growth of these startups and provide a better future for its community.

Razer will also leverage on its unique ecosystem of hardware, software and services to partner with these startups on joint initiatives and meet the environmental needs of the next generation.

For more information on Razer's Green Investments initiative, please see here.

Razer will work towards expanding its #GoGreenWithRazer campaign and will endeavor to do more for the environment to create a safe world for all to play in. For more information, please visit this page.
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41 Comments on Razer Commits to a Greener, More Sustainable Future for All to Game In

#4
GerKNG
does that mean that a $100+ product turns not into E-Waste after a month of using it?
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#5
neatfeatguy
I don't know....I think Razer means well, but all I can think of Li'l Lisa Slurry and Mr Burns....I'm sure they're doing something on the back end that's just as bad.
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#6
bug
So... their mice will be all-green now?
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#7
AsRock
TPU addict
most things that get recycled don't need to be and could be used as parts, this is one reason i like Logitech as it gives the user to sell it on even broken. As most of these company's know full well what is failing and why.

Just think if Apple were not such ass holes the stuff that could be fixed and not go to these so called green recycle places in the first place.
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#8
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
#GoGreen

Meanwhile also Razer: "Hey, How about we fly you half way across the world to the southpole to attend a razer gaming convention" x5000 (twitch partners, social media influencers hoes, sponsored partners etc etc etc)


Im sure these people wont teleport themselves scotty
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#9
Emily
Companies care about the environment? Doubt it. This very system is built on pollution.
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#10
Fierce Guppy
Eww... it's an avalanche of trite, slogan heavy green goop from Razer HQ. Don't touch it lest your intent is to bore people to death.
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#11
EsaT
lynx29LOL


www.zdnet.com/article/razer-faces-backlash-after-asking-gamers-to-mine-cryptocurrency-for-rewards/
Don't forget gaming garbage headsets etc:
nl.hardware.info/artikel/6060/11/13-80-100-euro-headsets-review-beter-luisteren-razer-kraken-71-chroma

Actually also big gaming hype Asus Strix and Steelseries were among the worst in frequency response:
nl.hardware.info/artikel/6060/17/13-80-100-euro-headsets-review-beter-luisteren-testresultaten---frequentierespons
Roller coaster's loop wouldn't look out of place in those FR curves...
(already that Turd Beach is "head in bucket under water" for sound quality in gaming, when compared to 30€ Superlux)
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#12
cellar door
They could start by working on the quality of their trash products, since they end up in trash after just few months.

My original Deathadder lasted 7 years, my Deathadder Chroma died after just 6months. Ornata same story, faulty switches after just 6 months.

Never buying another razer product, period.
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#13
TheinsanegamerN
Planting trees to offset your unrepairable, non upgradeable laptops full of rare earth metals is like me paying a guy in uganda to be nice to someone to offset me punching you in the face.
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#14
Rithsom
They could also start by sending me a new dongle for my Mamba wireless mouse after the original one broke. I even told Razer support that I was willing to pay for a new one, and they said that their warehouse had none in stock...

Reuse before recycle, always. If they care so much about the environment, they should put more resources into fixing customers' devices when they break.
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#15
Tartaros
Well, well, well. I applaud their initiative and hope this means their devices will have a better durability and refinement to minimize failures over usage time to reduce the carbon footprint of additional devices that we, the users of their products, have to purchase to substitute their now easily broken devices.

RIGHT?
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#16
lynx29
I will say this about Razer, even though I made fun of them a bit in the second post... and that is I love my new Razer Naga X, I can immediately tell how much nicer it is than my other mice, especially my Naga 2014 which it replaced. So kudos to them for finally giving the Naga the royal treatment. It's so much better than the Naga Trinity too... please if you want a naga, make sure you buy the new X version that just came out.
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#17
Caring1
Virtue signalling at it's finest.
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#18
remixedcat
Any decent companies that doesn't do this shit?

They all give fuck all about the planet and use this to make shittier products..
TartarosWell, well, well. I applaud their initiative and hope this means their devices will have a better durability and refinement to minimize failures over usage time to reduce the carbon footprint of additional devices that we, the users of their products, have to purchase to substitute their now easily broken devices.

RIGHT?
Ha that won't happen
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#19
R-T-B
remixedcatThey all give fuck all about the planet and use this to make shittier products..
Some companies mean it more than others. Coming from Razer though this is laughable. They basically are mining on the side, BUT THE BOX IS GREEN!
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#21
InVasMani
We are committed to sustainable eMINING rewards for players to leverage that wonderful coal driven power grid 24/7 for that sweet sweet binary coins that become expansively worse for the environment with their glorious pyramid algorithm.
remixedcatAny decent companies that doesn't do this shit?

They all give fuck all about the planet and use this to make shittier products..


Ha that won't happen


Half the people that pretend they care use twenty times as much fossil fuels as the people they want to use none.
R-T-BSome companies mean it more than others. Coming from Razer though this is laughable. They basically are mining on the side, BUT THE BOX IS GREEN!
Their sssnakes and don't hide it very well.
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#22
1d10t
Greener RGB is always welcome.
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#23
Caring1
When Razer says a greener future, they really mean they want more consumers to buy their green coloured products, not be environmentally friendlier. :shadedshu:
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#24
R-T-B
InVasManiHalf the people that pretend they care use twenty times as much fossil fuels as the people they want to use none.
I live in the hydro-powered pacific northwest, so I gots me an automatic "entitled to give a f" card.

I wish I had room for it in my wallet...
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#25
MIRTAZAPINE
AlexaCompanies care about the environment? Doubt it. This very system is built on pollution.
True. The best way to help the environment is actually to reduce consumption by buying less. Reducing is way more efficient than recycling which take alot of energy to do. Of course that does not work for business that need continuous sale. Basically environmentalism about recycling is more of a PR image of eco friendly rather than truely being beneficial.
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