Japanese company Casio Computer Co. announced the latest addition to its Pro Trek branded line of outdoor watches, the PRW-61. It’s the first Casio watch to be made with biomass plastics sourced from renewable organic substances, a production process that can help reduce environmental impact by curbing CO2 emissions. For the first time in any Casio watch, the PRW-61 uses biomass plastics in the case, band and case back. The environmentally friendly biomass plastics are produced using materials derived from castor seeds and corn, as well as other raw materials.
As part of its focus on sustainable development goals, Casio is pursuing a number of environmentally friendly initiatives, including a shift from plastic to recycled paper in packaging for its products. Moving forward, Casio will also contribute to efforts to build a circular economy by expanding its use of sustainable materials in the design of other watch models, as well.