Switch to a biodegradable phone case, to help reduce the plastic mountain. Conventional plastic phone cases cause landfill waste or problems if they find their way to the ocean. Plastic ‘photo-degrades’ rather than biodegrades, meaning the pieces just get smaller so they can’t be seen with the naked eye: then get eaten by creatures like blue whales (who die, from ingesting the plastic). Once you have chosen an ethical phone, then a phone case can help to protect it.
Uunique Biodegradable Phone Cases look like plastic, but are made from an innovative material made from plants. Sent in plastic-free packaging, this London company offers soft-to-touch biodegradable cases for iPhone 11, in pretty colours and patterns, inspired by nature. The case has a raised screen rim edge and drop-proof feature, to protect from drops and scratches, without adding extra bulk (and is wireless-charging compatible). This company also offers compostable and biodegradable AirPods cases, in 4 beautiful colours.
Wavecase was started by three friends growing up in a small north-east seaside town, who had seen firsthand the effects of plastic pollution. Their phone cases are made from biodegradable wheat straw. They also sell cases for Apple AirPods made from wheat straw and bamboo fibre. In 6 unique colours. Sent in a cardboard envelope.
Wild Case makes phone cases from bamboo straw and PBAT bio-plastic which means unlike TPU cases, they can be composted. Sold in many colours. With over 1 billion phone cases sold each year, this eco-friendly iPhone 7 plus phone case, makes it easy to make the zero waste swap. It will protect your phone from bumps and scratches. Some include wildflower seeds, but only use in pet-free gardens, as most wildflowers are toxic to pets.