Casio’s new sports watch is made from beans and corn, and powered by the sun

Casio has launched a new sports watch, the PRW-61, made using bio-plastic derived from castor beans and corn. Rather than conventional oil-based plastic, the case, back and strap are all made from more sustainably sourced materials. It’ll also be packaged in recycled paper rather than plastic.

In all other respects, it’s a typical rugged Casio digital watch, with a digital compass, barometer / altimeter, and thermometer for exploring outdoors. It also has multi-band radio wave reception from six transmission stations around the world to ensure accurate timekeeping, and is powered by a solar cell.

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