If you have scrolled through Instagram recently, you might’ve seen an ad for the Pela Phone Case – an eco-friendly phone case that is 100% biodegradable and compostable.
I was instantly intrigued by this product because I had never heard of a compostable phone case before and I’m always looking for ways to live more sustainably.
All of my phone cases were either hard plastic or rubber, and they would always go in the trash (landfill) every time I got a new phone or whenever it wore down.
In fact, my last two phone cases were rubber and would get torn and break down after just a couple months of having it! I’m also prone to dropping my phone at least a few times a year, so this of course didn’t help the problem.
I really wanted a more durable phone case that would get scuffed up every time my phone dropped, and plus, I felt guilty for having to put even more waste into a landfill.
It is estimated that 350,000 phones get thrown out each day (which is another issue) and I’m assuming that even more phone cases get thrown out as well.
That’s a lot of waste for one little item…and it’s going to be in the landfill for up to 500 years.
I looked into getting the pela phone case several times before finally making the switch. Why, you ask? Well, honestly, I wasn’t a huge fan of the price.
I thought $30+ for an iPhone case was a little much, especially since all of my other phone cases were around $11.
But, after I had to throw away my third rubber phone case from being too worn down, I realized that a cheaper phone case isn’t always cheaper in the long-run when you have to buy several of them.
Finally, I gave in and bought the Pela phone case.
Is It Worth It?
In short, yes. This case is 100% totally worth the price.
I have had my case for over a year now and it still looks the same as when I first purchased it!
The rubber-like material is super durable and has never gotten scuffed or worn down, even after multiple drops to the ground and being carried around everywhere the past year.
I ended up purchasing the case from Amazon, but honestly, I would recommend buying it straight from their site.
The reason I bought from Amazon is because I thought it would be cheaper with free Prime shipping. But this was before I found out that Pela offers free global shipping on orders over $25… which is a no-brainer since their phone cases are over $25 anyway.
Plus, Amazon only carries a limited amount of color options and they have also raised the price of the case for older iPhone models.
However, the Pela site has a TON of colors and designs to choose from.
If animals are your thang, then check out their turtle and penguin cases.
I ended up getting one that says, “Lead the Way.” Also, the words/prints are the same color as the case so it doesn’t stand out that much, which I like.
But Wait… There’s More!
Not only are you contributing to less waste by buying this 100% biodegradable phone case, but you are also supporting some great causes!
Pela donates 5% of the total sales to causes such as Save the Waves, SurfRider Foundation, and Oceana Wavemaker.
These proceeds help protect coastal ecosystems and oceans, which goes hand-in-hand with Pela’s mission of reducing the plastic waste that pollutes our oceans.
Another great thing about this phone case is that it comes in a plethora of sizes to accommodate whichever phone you may have.
So whether you have the iPhone 5 or iPhone X or a Samsung Galaxy phone, Pela has the case for it!
This is pretty cool in my opinion because a lot of times, phone case companies will start phasing out older iPhone cases and/or won’t make cases for other types of phones.
They also recently came out with a line of flax-based linen bags. I have yet to buy one of these, but they are super cute and would be great for travel.
Overall, I would give this product a 10/10.
- Stays clean
- Has lots of cute color/print options
- Benefits some great causes
- and most importantly… It is 100% biodegradable and earth-friendly (which is all the more reason to get it).
I know that this phone case is going to last me a long time. But when I do upgrade my phone and get a new Pela case, I can just throw my old one in my yard waste bin! How cool is that!?!
It truly is such a rad product/concept. I highly recommend switching over to a Pela phone case. You will be doing yourself and the environment a huge favor!
Let me know in the comments below if you already have a Pela phone case or are considering getting one! I’d love to hear other people’s thoughts/opinions on this product.