Sustainable phone cases, also called cell phone covers, primarily fulfill a protective function and at the same time they protect the environment.
Sustainable phone cases: Protecting smartphones and protecting the environment
A cell phone case is necessary to protect the expensive smartphone from scratches and damage. Thus, a cell phone cover not only saves costs but also conserves resources because devices are used longer and the need for spare parts is reduced.
However, cell phone cases have been made entirely of plastic until now. This fact brings with it the problem that cell phone cases are disposed of in the normal trash at the end of their life. Plastic products take about 50 years to fully decompose.
Due to this fact, the question of sustainable phone cases has arisen more and more in recent years. Compostable cell phone cases are a good alternative to the conventional plastic cell phone cases which are mostly made of TPU or silicone. However, the new cell phone cases made of compostable PLA plastic do not yet come close to the material properties of conventional plastics. But the development is progressing every year and will improve the material properties of sustainable plastics.