Best eco friendly phone cases uk – biodegradable and plastic free

Eco friendly phone cases

If you’re looking for a phone case that not only protects your phone (from the inevitable time you drop it!) but is also a sustainable, biodegradable, greener choice, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve researched and collated some of the best eco friendly phone cases available to buy either for yourself or as a gift. 

What to look for in an eco friendly phone case?

It can be tricky to tell the difference between an eco-friendly case compared with less sustainable options as some eco-brands are now manufacturing the greener version with as much (if not more!) quality and style, but with less of the toxins. So here are the key elements to look out for; 

  • It’s made from sustainable, recycled or biodegradable materials 
  • Non-toxic materials were used to hold it together (i.e. not adhesive glues)
  • It can be reused or resold after you’re done with it (when you get a new phone!)
  • You love the look of it and it’ll protect your phone 

So let’s take a look at some of the best out there:

1. Wavecase‘Biodegradable and plastic free’

The founders of Wavecase grew up in a seaside town in the UK and have first-hand experience seeing the devastating impact plastic pollution is having on our oceans, so decided to take positive action to reduce plastic waste. They make a wide-range of iPhone and Android phone cases with a promise to produce stylish, affordable and (most importantly) eco-friendly products.

What are the cases made from?

All Wavecases are made from wheat straw – which is the stalk left over after wheat grains are harvested – making it fully plastic free and biodegradable.

How much do they cost?

With a wide-range of different iPhone & Android case colours and multiple sizes catering to all models, they have kept their price consistent and affordable at £18 per case – take a look at their selection of cases here

2. Pela ‘The world’s first compostable phone case’

With a core ethos of waste reduction, Pela are one of the most well known and established eco-friendly phone case producers. They have a vast selection of cases fit for all iPhone and Android phones, which are not only durable to protect you from drops and scratches, but most importantly sustainable and 100% compostable!

What are the cases made from?

The Pela case is made from ‘Flaxstic’, which is an eco-friendly plastic biocomposite consisting of ‘waste’ flax straw and biopolymers – the flax fibre and flax shive, obtained from flax straw, is combined with biopolymers to provide the biopolymer with a unique, eco-friendly appearance.

How much do they cost?

Pela cases range from between £25 to £40 depending on what phone size, model or make you’re looking for – take a look at all the Pela phone cases available here.

3. LOAM & LORE‘A family business making a positive change for our planet’

This is a lovely family run business, which was created when their youngest child asked what they could do to help reduce plastic polluting the planet (after watching a David Attenborough documentary). All cases are 100% plastic free and come with recyclable packaging, covering a large selection of Android and iPhone models and sizes. 

What are the cases made from?

The Loam & Lore cases are made from eco friendly compostable shell made from wheat straw plants, and some designs include a bamboo or recycled wooden back, making them super sustainable. 

How much do they cost?

Loam & Lore phone cases range from between £16 to £30 depending on the make, model and size of the phone – take a look at the Loam & Lore cases available here

4. Eco Fashion by Wilma‘unwavering focus on style and genuine concern for the environment’

Style, design and a core focus on slowing down climate change and environmental degradation is at the heart of Wilma phone cases. With a range full of fashionable designs, each case is earth-friendly and protects all sides of your phone (including the screen and camera) through raised edges. 

What are the cases made from?

Wilma cases are made from maize (also know as a corn) through a fermentation process, which feels similar to plastic but with none of the toxins and is fully renewable and compostable. 

How much do they cost?

Eco Fashion by Wilma cases cost between £16 to £30 dependent on the design, range and phone model or size- take a look at the full range of Wilma cases here.  The below Wilma Biodegradable Compatible with iPhone 12 Case costs £30 – available to buy here.

5. POPSICASEmade from recycled fishing nets used in the Mediterranean Sea’

This is a truly eco friendly case, which is both extra-functional (with some cases having a handle that pops out the bottom of the case (so you can take the perfect selfie with ease!)) and it’s made from recycled fishing nets. One of the founders of the business is also an artist so Popsicase has many unique, stylish, collections which cover both iPhones and Androids.

What are the cases made from?

Each POPSICASE is made with 50g of discarded fishing nets and 20g of scrap aluminium – and the great news is that the resultant material can also be recycled again in a truly Circular Economy Process.

How much do they cost?

Cases range between £20 to £30 depending on size and model of the cases – and you’ll find the prices on their site in Euros as all the cases are produced in Barcelona, but available to order to anywhere in the world.

Although choosing an eco friendly phone case may seem like a small change to make in the grand scheme of the climate crisis, it is a step in the right direction.

If you have an eco friendly phone case, or any other sustainable made, environmentally friendly product that you would like us to feature on the site, email us with your details:

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