They may be the best shield for your new fragile smartphone (long gone unbreakable Nokia 3310), but they come with a few cons. Not only they turn your sexy smartphone into a bulky stone, but they also need to be replaced when buying a new phone.
Why not getting a case that protects both your phone and the environment?
Pela phone cases are made of compostable plastic. It means that once you need to replace your case, you can compost it (in the right environment), and it will break down into elements that will help plants to grow.
In addition to being eco-friendly, the cases also come in various colours and sizes to fit most tastes and smartphones.
Pela cases are made of Flaxtic, an eco-friendly alternative to plastic, made of compostable bioplastic elastomer and flax straw materials.
The material also meets child safety standards and is free of any toxin such as BPA, lead, cadmium and phthalates.
Unfortunately, since science is still not advanced enough to produce 100% bio based content, Pela cases are only 45% bio based. But they still meet standards for composting in industrial composting facilities or for biodegrading in a home composting environment.
Pela cares about the environment and in addition to working hard to make their cases more eco-friendly, they also try to minimise harm to the environment wherever they can (compostable packaging, local resources, fair wages, clever inventory management…).
Pela’s story started in 2010, when Jeremy Lang (founder) was traveling in Hawaii and saw the harm plastic is doing to our oceans. Since then, he has been working hard on finding new alternatives to plastic for everyday products.
At Pela, they believe it is possible to create everyday products without everyday waste. But this goal needs the right community to strive and, through their products, they are working to educate and inspire that community.