Mountain Safety Research (MSR), the specialist in high-performance outdoor equipment, has released its 2019 Manufacturing & Social Responsibility Report. Among the highlights in the report, MSR has launched a fuel canister recycling program at its Seattle headquarters, offering the greater Seattle community a location where backpacking fuel canisters of any brand can be dropped off for recycling. Also, a new lifecycle assessment of MSR's Lightning Ascent Snowshoes, conducted in partnership with Yale University, has revealed that snowshoes built of the exact same materials but made in China would contribute an estimated 77 percent more CO2 emissions than those made by MSR in the U.S. MSR was a founding member of the Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Working Group's Higg Index, and was one of the first hard-good brands to use the Index to examine their practices, explains the report.