100% Recyclable Plant-Based Plastics for Electronic Components

Santa Rosa, California, August 21, 2023 – It is widely recognized that humanity must rapidly reduce its ecological footprint. Scientific findings demonstrate that our climate is changing faster than predicted. Alternative plant-based plastics have been a top engineering topic at SCHURTER, where the most inventive engineers have been extensively engaged in innovative plastic alternative materials.

The bio-based polymers used in the new Green Line products are designed from renewable materials to significantly reduce CO2 emissions compared to fossil-based plastics. The plant-based raw materials have a CO2-neutral footprint over the entire life cycle. Accordingly, bio-based plastics contribute to CO₂ reduction of up to 68% compared to fossil plastics. Furthermore, bio-based plastics often have a lower density than fossil plastics, resulting in lower material consumption.


The SCHURTER Group is the world’s leading Swiss technology company providing components that ensure safe power supply and simplified equipment operation. The company’s professional competence, innovative strength, and distinctive corporate culture, propel the SCHURTER Group, together with its customers and partners, into the digital future. The safe&easy brand claim not only refers to the products, but also the company’s business philosophy, which strives for sustainable success through innovation, high-quality products and service, flexibility, and proximity to customers.

SCHURTER is known globally as an innovator, manufacturer and distributor of fuses, connectors, circuit breakers, switches, and EMC products. SCHURTER products and solutions are developed especially for specific industry segments – medical, data and communication, automotive, avionics & space, energy, and the broader industrial market. SCHURTER considers the quality of its products and services as the key factor to the company’s lasting success. Its management and improvement processes are designed and certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and IATF 16949, using the EFQM and Baldrige Excellence Models, as well as the application of Lean Management principles such as Value Stream Planning, Power Innovation, SSO, and Six Sigma.

SCHURTER Inc, Santa Rosa, California is the exclusive North America sales and distribution office for the SCHURTER Group.