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Case-Mate Offers iPhone Cases Made From Recycled Plastic

Case-Mate has released a new iPhone case made from 100% recycled post-consumer PET bottles -- the plastic in soda and water bottles. Case-Mate says one recycled water bottle equals one iPhone case.

“As part of our greater effort to encourage more sustainable practices, we’ve introduced a line of fashionable, functional and environmentally responsible cases,” said Shashi Reddy, Case-Mate’s Chief Executive Officer. “By creating Case-Mate products using recycled materials, we’re helping millennials stay stylish and environmentally conscious.”

The $30 case comes in 6 colors, pink, orange, green, blue, black, and white. The case itself isn't anything special -- it's very similar to any number of other cases, including the Snap Case from Incase -- but it's perfect for the environmentally conscious iPhone owner.

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Posted: 31 months ago
Do you think these are recycled from the tens of thousands of useless cases that they manufactured for the "iPhone 5"? :rolleyes:
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago
Recycling is always a good thing.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago

Stop buying water in bottles. At least here in the UK tap water is perfectly fine for drinking and most employers have water coolers for when your at work. Bottled water is one of the most pointless environmentally damaging products that people buy discretionarily.


Spot on. Recycling plastic creates more pollution that it eradicates. The solution: don't use plastic, or in the least use less. I bring my own coffee jugs with me to Starbucks, they give you a discount (most places do if you hate Starbucks, but they've been proven to be very eco-friendly and support small businesses, even helping competing small business coffee houses).

We have so much plastic waste, there are two large masses of plastic "islands" the size of Texas created by the oceanic belt; one in the North Pacific and the other in the Indian Ocean. So much plastic spills out from India daily it's sickening. Google and read on the issue, it's quite depressing. Even if we could clean it up, it would take billions of dollars and decades of work. Human beings are the only creatures on the planet that create waste that is not naturally biodegradable. San Francisco just passed a law that mandates residents use a compost bin, and most large cities in the U.S. ticket buildings that don't recycle. There are naturally biodegradable plastics but businesses aren't investing to cut costs (costs would eventually lower if they did, I guess saving $.01 per item is more important). As consumers, we need to educate ourselves and make the right decisions. :)

I attached an image of a man "rowing" through one such mass of plastic.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago
Plastic in a water bottle–1 dollar.
Same amount of plastic in a case-30 dollars.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago
Trying to make such a crazy profit margin by pressing on people's consciousness about recycling... makes me sick.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago

I guarantee Case-Mate is profiting from this - and they should, but it's just funny that people still fall for the recycling mantra..


Well no kidding they're making money off this, it doesn't say anywhere that they're doing this on a charity basis does it? :eek::D
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago

Recycling is always a good thing.


i love how you get downvoted for mentioning "recycling" ... oh wait, this is an american board also known as world polluter #2 :p


A bottle of water doesn't cost $30 and neither should an iPhone case.


an iPhone doesnt cost $650 to make either yet u buy it ;) not that i'm gonna buy that case, but thats cuz its ugly
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago
Just sad how many Americans think about recycling and just dump material which can be recycled.


Spot on. Recycling plastic creates more pollution that it eradicates. The solution: don't use plastic, or in the least use less. I bring my own coffee jugs with me to Starbucks, they give you a discount (most places do if you hate Starbucks, but they've been proven to be very eco-friendly and support small businesses, even helping competing small business coffee houses).

We have so much plastic waste, there are two large masses of plastic "islands" the size of Texas created by the oceanic belt; one in the North Pacific and the other in the Indian Ocean. So much plastic spills out from India daily it's sickening. Google and read on the issue, it's quite depressing. Even if we could clean it up, it would take billions of dollars and decades of work. Human beings are the only creatures on the planet that create waste that is not naturally biodegradable. San Francisco just passed a law that mandates residents use a compost bin, and most large cities in the U.S. ticket buildings that don't recycle. There are naturally biodegradable plastics but businesses aren't investing to cut costs (costs would eventually lower if they did, I guess saving $.01 per item is more important). As consumers, we need to educate ourselves and make the right decisions. :)

I attached an image of a man "rowing" through one such mass of plastic.


Very good points.
Asia is by far the biggest polluter of plastics, I live in Indonesia and although it's getting better people still use a lot of plastic bags and throw them on the streets which then gets washed down by rain and ends up in the oceans.
The problem here is that garbage collection (too expensive for poor people) is almost non existent and most of it is burned (taught in schools).
Another problem is, plastic is cheap and much easier than Palm leaves for instance, palm leaves where used to package food but at soon as plastics arrived and where convenient and cheap it changed peoples behavior.
You get a plastic bag with any purchase even something as small as 10 cents, or when you buy a bottle of coke it's poured into a plastic bag, wrap around a elastic band and add a straw, when empty it's thrown on the street.
And yes, water bottles is another big problem here, they even have one's that are only like 10 Ml, what a waste.

Most of Asia it's the same wasteful behavior.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago

And furthermore what about all the sweets that are come in plastic dispensers that provide nothing but a gimmick. There is way to much packaging in all sorts of entail but especialy consumables like food sweets and cosmetics. Don't get me started on cosmetics aaargh!


You and justperry have excellent points. When I think about the extraneous packaging I remember that old HBO show "Not Necessarily the News". They did a skit on cellophane sticking to your hands, and never coming off. Was hilarious.

Any ways, yes, when it comes down to it, businesses cut costs and go for plastic as it's cheaper. I use glass whenever I can, especially with food containers, and bring reusable bags for groceries. I hate the thick, hard package shells that hold HDMI cables and such. Supposed to be an anti-theft deterrent, but it's a major waste and a PITA to open. When you need a jigsaw to open a package, something's not right :).

It'd be nice if tax breaks were given to companies that used less plastic if at all in their product packaging, or if laws were in place to limit how much plastic is used.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago

Spot on. Recycling plastic creates more pollution that it eradicates. The solution: don't use plastic, or in the least use less. I bring my own coffee jugs with me to Starbucks, they give you a discount (most places do if you hate Starbucks, but they've been proven to be very eco-friendly and support small businesses, even helping competing small business coffee houses).

We have so much plastic waste, there are two large masses of plastic "islands" the size of Texas created by the oceanic belt; one in the North Pacific and the other in the Indian Ocean. So much plastic spills out from India daily it's sickening. Google and read on the issue, it's quite depressing. Even if we could clean it up, it would take billions of dollars and decades of work. Human beings are the only creatures on the planet that create waste that is not naturally biodegradable. San Francisco just passed a law that mandates residents use a compost bin, and most large cities in the U.S. ticket buildings that don't recycle. There are naturally biodegradable plastics but businesses aren't investing to cut costs (costs would eventually lower if they did, I guess saving $.01 per item is more important). As consumers, we need to educate ourselves and make the right decisions. :)

I attached an image of a man "rowing" through one such mass of plastic.



And furthermore what about all the sweets that are come in plastic dispensers that provide nothing but a gimmick. There is way to much packaging in all sorts of entail but especialy consumables like food sweets and cosmetics. Don't get me started on cosmetics aaargh!
Rating: 2 Votes

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