Case-Mate Offers iPhone Cases Made From Recycled Plastic

by

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.

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
108 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)
Avatar
108 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
108 months ago
Recycling is always a good thing.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
108 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
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
108 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
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
108 months ago
Trying to make such a crazy profit margin by pressing on people's consciousness about recycling... makes me sick.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Supposed iPhone 12 Display Unit Leaks

Thursday August 6, 2020 8:13 am PDT by
An image supposedly of an iPhone 12 display unit has been shared online by leaker "Twitter user Mr. White". Compared to images of an iPhone 11 Pro display piece, this new unit has a reoriented display connector, reaching up from the bottom of the display, rather than from the left-hand side on iPhone 11 Pro. This may be due to the logic board moving to the other side of the device. A...

8 Third-Party Home Screen Widgets That You Can Try Out Now on iOS 14

Wednesday August 5, 2020 12:56 pm PDT by
One of the biggest new features of iOS 14 is Home Screen widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. The widgets can be pinned to the Home Screen in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts. When the iOS 14 beta was first released in June, widgets were limited to Apple's own apps like Calendar and Weather, but several third-party developers have begun to test ...

Apple Seeds iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 Public Beta 4 to Testers

Thursday August 6, 2020 10:05 am PDT by
Apple today seeded new public betas of upcoming iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates to its public beta testing group. Today's software releases, which Apple labels as fourth betas to keep them in line with developer betas, are actually the third betas that Apple has provided and they come two weeks after the prior beta releases. Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing...

Apple Takes Legal Action Against Small Company With Pear Logo

Saturday August 8, 2020 11:09 am PDT by
Apple is taking legal action against the developers of the app "Prepear" due to its logo, according to iPhone in Canada. Prepear is an app that helps users discover recipes, plan meals, make lists, and arrange grocery deliveries. The app is a spinoff of "Super Healthy Kids," and the founders claim that they are facing litigation from Apple. Apple reportedly takes issue with Prepear's logo, ...

Google's $349 Pixel 4a vs. Apple's $399 iPhone SE

Wednesday August 5, 2020 1:45 pm PDT by
Google this week launched its newest smartphone, the $349 Pixel 4a, a low-cost device that's designed to compete with other affordable devices like Apple's iPhone SE. We picked up one of the new Pixel 4a smartphones and thought we'd check it out to see how it measures up to the iPhone SE, given that the two devices have such similar price points. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel ...

2020 iMac Benchmarks Surface Online [Updated]

Thursday August 6, 2020 7:16 am PDT by
Benchmarks from the new 2020 iMac have today been shared online by Mac Otakara. The Geekbench benchmarks are from the newly-released 27-inch iMac with 3.0GHz Intel Core i5 processor and Radeon Pro 5300 graphics, compared to multiple specs of the previous 2019 iMac. The lowest spec 27-inch i5 iMac from 2020 performs about 20 percent better in multicore than the lowest spec 27-inch i5...

New 27-Inch iMac's Storage Affixed to Logic Board, 4TB and 8TB Configurations Have Expansion Connector

Friday August 7, 2020 7:46 am PDT by
Following a report from German blog iFun.de that claimed the new 27-inch iMac's flash storage is soldered to the logic board, MacRumors has obtained additional information in an internal document for Apple technicians. In the document, Apple says that the flash storage is indeed affixed to the logic board and cannot be removed. However, for the 4TB and 8TB configurations, Apple says that a...

Microsoft's xCloud and Xbox Game Pass Not Coming to iOS Due to Apple's Restrictions [Updated]

Thursday August 6, 2020 1:06 pm PDT by
Microsoft's "Project xCloud" streaming game service that pairs with its Xbox Game Pass won't be available on iPhone and iPad when it launches this September, and Apple's App Store restrictions are to blame. Xbox Game Pass and its accompanying xCloud streaming feature offer access to hundreds of games that can be streamed to mobile devices, and Apple says that because it can't review each...

Apple Announces New 27-Inch iMac With 10th-Gen Processors, Up to 128GB RAM, 1080p Webcam, True Tone, and More

Tuesday August 4, 2020 8:07 am PDT by
Apple today announced a new 27-inch iMac with faster 10th-generation Intel Core processor options, next-generation AMD graphics, up to 128GB of RAM, a higher-resolution 1080p front-facing FaceTime camera, a True Tone display with a nano-texture glass option, a T2 chip, higher fidelity speakers, studio-quality microphones, and more. A breakdown of the new 27-inch iMac's features and specs:10th...

Samsung Launches Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy Buds to Compete With Apple's iPhones and AirPods Pro

Wednesday August 5, 2020 10:07 am PDT by
Samsung today held a virtual Galaxy Unpacked event where it unveiled its next-generation smartphones that will compete with Apple's 2020 iPhone lineup, set to come out in the fall. Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the two newest devices in the Note lineup, and, more notably, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Samsung's latest foldable smartphone. The...