Fujitsu’s New Plastic-Free Green Mouse

Eeeeek! A mouse! Or is that an eco-mouse?  Hot on the heels of what is believed to be the first keyboard to be made from renewable materials, the Fujitsu KBPC PX ECO–which replaced 45 percent of the plastic keyboard components with materials from renewable sources–Fujitsu has launched a new 100% biodegradable computer mouse.

Composed of eco-conscious plastic substitutes Arboform and Biograde, the Fujitsu Mouse M440 ECO looks like a normal plastic mouse and offers, among other features, a scroll wheel and high accuracy 1000 dpi optical sensor. The only difference you may notice is the greater elasticity of the materials involved, which Fujitsu highlights as providing a reportedly more comfortable, ergonomic grip.

Fujitsu Plastic-Free Mouse

image via Fujitsu

The Mouse M440 ECO is available now through Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Pricing varies according to country, but Rajat Kakar, Vice President Workplace Systems at Fujitsu Technology Solutions, highlights the fact that while the tech is a greener computing alternative, it won’t cost more than a standard Fujitsu mouse.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.