The PC mouse, a device that has revolutionised the way we use modern computers, is almost invisible on a daily basis. As a vital part of a PC system, our hands unthinkingly reach for it and without it, we feel disoriented. Its intuitive control contributes to its ubiquitous presence alongside modern PCs. It is now so common, that anyone who is not involved in the production chain may well be astonished at what is hidden beneath that neat casing, shaped to suit our hand. It looks like just another one of those electronic devices cluttering up our daily lives. Looks, however, can deceive: the complexity of the production chain and the problems, which have to be solved to fabricate a simple PC mouse are far greater than meet the eye. This is particularly the case when designing a mouse according to fair requirements, as is the aim of non-profit organisation Nager IT (Bichl, Germany), an association focussed on encouraging humane working conditions at electronics manufacturers by developing socially and environmentally sustainable electronics. Now, a junior research team (Forschernachwuchsgruppe, FNG) headed by V.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrea Siebert-Raths at the Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (IfBB) at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover, Germany, working in close collaboration with Nager IT, has developed a biobased material for the fair computer mouse.