Phone Case Materials
In production, it is best for companies to use less synthetic, petroleum-based material and to reduce the energy required to produce their phone cases. Phone cases that use bio-based materials in their products will often market this as "plant-based" or "made from plants". As a customer, it is important for you to enquire about what percentage comes from plants- it can range from under 10% to almost 100%, depending on the brand and product.
Phone Case End of Life
The end of life is most important if you are looking to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our waterways and landfills. The ideal phone case will fully decompose within a reasonable period of time (less than 1 year), not leech any harmful chemicals into the soil, and not break down into microplastics. It is best to choose a product that is certified to be 100% compostable. Without a third party certification, it is difficult to know what is marketing spin and what is fact.