Lite-On Technology Corporation, a Taiwan-based provider of optoelectronic components and key electronic modules, knew the world had been facing a big challenge when they launched their SEA HOPE project to reduce ocean waste in 2018. The project aimed to recycle ocean plastics, so the virtually nonrecyclable waste found in the oceans may return to use by transitioning to a circular economy.
To reduce the ecological impact of LITEON’s supply chain with a circular economy strategy, they started by reusing ocean plastics in their production chain to build new keyboards and mice. LITEON® knew that both the recycled content and molded parts from the polymeric material required UL’s Recycled Content Validation for Ocean Plastics and Recycled Material Performance Certification before going to market. In August 2020, LITEON relied on UL, a global safety science leader, to help make global market access easier.
“UL has been our partner for more than 35 years. The company is one of the world’s leading testing, certification and conformity assessment organizations,” said Anson Chiu, general manager of LITEON.