Incipio today announced the launch of a new line of iPhone cases, which are made from plant-based materials and are designed to be compostable.
According to Incipio, its new "Organicore" cases are designed to reduce landfill waste and are made from a 100 percent compostable material. They will break down in as early as six months in industrial compost facilities.
The Organicore cases offer drop protection against drops up to six feet, while also providing protection against bumps, drops, and wear and tear. The cases are designed to be slim, and have a raised bezel to protect the display.
All of the cases feature a flexible shell with a smooth exterior, and are compatible with wireless charging.
Incipio's Organicore cases are available starting today for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max in black, green, gray, and beige. The cases are priced at $40
Incipio plans to introduce Organicore cases for additional devices like the AirPods and AirPods Pro "in the coming months."
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Not that any of these brands realize that there is no readily available composting stream that consumers can participate in. It just sounds good, so they push to get it. And the fact that these cases require industrial composting, means they require fairly energy and water intense processing to get the cases to break down, which means that they might have been better if they were simply made from PET or some other more commonly recyclable plastic that could go back to be recycled as something else.
I think that a lot of people, including a bunch of big brands and retailers, hear the word compostable and think that it is as simple as tossing the product into the dirt of your garden and in a few weeks the product is broken down into worm food, which is absolutely not how it works.