Meet the world’s first compostable phone case by Pela. (Pronounced “Pee-Lah.”) Yes, compostable! Which means they will break down in your backyard or industrial compost. Pela’s mission is to create a waste free future. It’s no secret that technology is constantly evolving, and with evolution comes new devices.
Rather than purchasing new cases made from plastics that will just end up in the landfill, Pela wanted to create products made of environmentally sensible and toxic-free materials. Pela offers a wide range of sustainable products. There are phone cases (compatible with Apple, Samsung, and Google), iPads, AirPods, Smart Watch Bands, and a variety of accessories such as phone grips and more.
The founder of Pela, Jeremy Lang, started the research and development in Saskatchewan working with local manufacturers trying different biopolymers and combinations of flax. He stated that during harvest time when farmers are harvesting the flax oil seeds, what’s often left over is the actual straw. The fibres in these straws are so strong that farmers often burn them because they get caught in the equipment. Lang decided to ground up these fibres and use them in Pela’s cases.
The name Pela was inspired by the Spanish word “peel.” According to the brand, “what if you could guard your (Apple) device with a natural “peel?” And hence Peel-a was born!” How cute is that? Pela is also a member of 1% For the Planet, B Corp Certified, and Climate Neutral Certified. To date, they’ve donated $49,000+ to Surfrider protecting vulnerable coastlines and $166,000+ to Save The Waves work in ocean conservation.
Your phone case is a form of self-expression and I’ll admit I used to switch up my case all the time. Those plastic cases would eventually crack, go out of style, and end up in the landfill. Since I’ve become aware of plastic waste and consumption, I haven’t changed my phone case in 3 years. But now I can switch up my cases as often as I’d like.
Pela products are free from BPA, lead, cadmium, and phthalates. This is incredibly important because we spend a lot of time on our phones. It’s crucial that the products that we are in contact with are non-toxic. These cases are so beautiful, incredibly soft, and very durable. I chose the colors London Fog and Sage Green. The only trouble I had was getting my PopSocket to stick. If you require a phone grip, Pela has a variety of plastic-free ones to choose from that are compatible with their smooth cases.
I value supporting companies that are positively impacting our planet and consistently giving back. If you’d like to learn more about Pela, I highly recommend visiting their YouTube channel here. Visit Pela’s website and take a look at their wonderful selection for yourself! Have you heard of compostable phone cases? Would you make the swap? I’d love to know! For more eco-friendly posts, visit my tag here.