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Microsoft's new Ocean Plastic Mouse is made of 20 percent recycled ocean plastic waste: All you need to know

Microsoft at its Surface event on Wednesday announced that it aims to become carbon negative, zero waste and water positive by 2030, with sustainable changes made across the substances used for the company’s devices and packaging.

In a step toward its pledge, at the Surface event, among the various accessories, Microsoft unveiled a new computer mouse made with 20 percent recycled ocean plastic, which comes with a 100 percent plastic-free, recyclable box.

The small box that the mouse is packaged in, is made of recyclable wood and sugarcane fibres. With this, Microsoft also announced a free mail-in program so buyers can send their old mouse for recycling.

“If you’re serious about innovation, you must also be serious about accessibility for everyone, and the sustainability of our most finite resource â€" our planet,” Nadella said during the event.

The plastic shell on the mouse uses resin with recycled material “made from plastic waste that is recovered from oceans and waterways.”

The plastic waste then gets converted into pellets, and ultimately, those are combined with the other materials that make up the shell of this mouse.

To produce the resin used in the Ocean Plastic Mouse’s shell, Microsoft partnered up with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), which is a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco.

The Ocean Plastic Mouse is currently available for preorder for $24.99 (roughly Rs 1,900).

Like all of the Surface devices announced during the event, it will be available starting on October 5 in the US.

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Microsoft at its Surface event on Wednesday announced that it aims to become carbon negative, zero waste and water positive by 2030, with sustainable changes made across the substances used for the company’s devices and packaging.

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