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.

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“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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Kaibelf Avatar
156 months ago
Do you think these are recycled from the tens of thousands of useless cases that they manufactured for the "iPhone 5"? :rolleyes:
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
3282868 Avatar
156 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.
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Pakaku Avatar
156 months ago
Recycling is always a good thing.
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bushido Avatar
156 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
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Rudy69 Avatar
156 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
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gpat Avatar
156 months ago
Trying to make such a crazy profit margin by pressing on people's consciousness about recycling... makes me sick.
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