Sustainability

Your next phone case needs to be a Pela case

March 5, 2018

I had a phone case that was not sustainable

I used to call my phone “the brick.” This was because I had an obnoxiously heavy phone case and every time I dropped my phone (which was often) well, you get the idea.

When I needed a new phone I was determined to ditch my usual case options

In typical Apple fashion, my phone reached a certain age and started self-destructing resulting in a new upgrade this past winter. Initially, I figured this would mean buying another brick of course, until I thought about it. That is a lot of plastic my already environmentally friendly phone is wrapped in. Not to mention there is no ideal recycling solution. So, thanks to Pela’s great marketing team, I thought of the Pela case videos I saw on Facebook.

Pela cases fit all of my requirements for a better alternative

I started to do some research to make sure they were legit before I got wrapped up in the compelling video. It turns out the company is as good as it sounds. The case is biodegradable (backyard compost friendly!) and made of flax straw. Don’t let the sound of biodegradable make you nervous, this case is sturdy and has proved its worth over countless crashes it has had to encounter through my clumsiness. The cases are also made consciously in factories in Canada. I found all the answers to my questions on Pela’s website which I have linked in case you want to take a peak.

I got the Sky Blue case but it was a tough decision. Look at all the pretty colors!!

Results: 10/10 would highly recommend!

Hours before I left for a flight to Ireland my case arrived. Immediately I was impressed with the company and its lack of wasteful and pointless packaging. The case is stylish and slim enough to slip into wristlets my “brick” was unable to before. AND for only $35 it fits my broke college student budget. While I know there are more sustainable cell phones out there, I like all of the options Apple gives me. That being said I am trying to control my impact on the environment in every way I can, Pela gives me a solution that fits my lifestyle.

5 Comments

  • Reply
    Cheryl Sheehy
    March 7, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    What a great solution to a problem we all overlook!
    Thanks, F&F!!

  • Reply
    Paulette Monaco
    March 8, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Thanks for sharing, Sam! I love the idea of not contributing to plastic pollution.

    • Reply
      samksheehy
      March 8, 2018 at 11:16 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post!

  • Reply
    J Shmurda
    March 9, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Love your sense of voice in this blog post

    • Reply
      samksheehy
      March 11, 2018 at 9:45 am

      Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed this post.

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