If you’re moving toward a zero-waste lifestyle or simply looking to reduce your environmental footprint, it’s time to consider switching to an eco-friendly phone case.
Far too often, those regular phone cases you’ll find on the high street are made from plastics which often aren’t recyclable, contain potentially harmful chemicals like BPA, phthalates and glues and their manufacture is far from carbon neutral.
But fear not! There’s never been a better time to buy an eco-friendly phone case and do your bit for the planet.
With stylish, colourful and unique designs in wood, cork and bamboo, nontoxic ingredients and often environmental certifications, you’re sure to find a sustainable phone case that isn’t just ecologically sound, it’s also utterly gorgeous.
Here are our top picks of the best eco-friendly phone cases in the UK.
Pela Biodegradable Phone Case
Pela create beautiful, sustainable phone cases that will keep your phone snug whilst also taking care of the earth.
Offering an impressive range of sizes to fit almost every phone and with plenty of space to connect adaptors, headphones and similar, this is the brand to choose when you’re moving towards a zero-waste lifestyle.
Free from harmful materials and free from BPA, phthalates, cadmium and lead, they’re made from a clever combination of flax with a bioplastic elastomer which is fully biodegradable and compostable too.
We love the gorgeous range of colours and stylish designs and we know you will too.
Wood and Cork Phone Cases on Etsy
If you love the eco-look of real wood and cork or you’re looking to make a statement about your values and style, head to Etsy.
There you’ll find a huge range of wooden phone cases with designs that don’t just cover your phone- they look like works of art (check out the eco-friendly cases by Litha Creations for the most impressive ones!).
You can also create your own unique customised design or keep it simple and stunning with one of the understated cork cases on the website. We love them all!
Snakehive Wilderness Collection
Buy local and support British businesses by choosing an eco-friendly phone case from Snakehive’s Wilderness Collection.
Using wood from sustainable sources, they create bamboo, cherrywood, maple, rosewood and walnut phone cases which look modern, minimalist and elegant.
Boasting a slim design to allow it to comfortably fit into your pocket and two useful credit card slots, this phone case will help you stick to your eco-principles whilst looking good.
The only downside is that there are only options for Apple, Samsung and Sony phone models at the present moment, but hopefully that will change in the future.
Kovered Phone Cases
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Kovered are a lifestyle brand which create phone cases (and tablet cases, covers, bags and accessories) directly from their business in Bath, UK.
By combining natural materials with stylish design and high-quality craftmanship, they create eco-friendly phone cases that are a little bit different from most on the market.
What stands out is their deep commitment to reuse, recycle and repurpose, and to protect the environment whilst creating phone cases that reduce global use of plastic.
So next time you need a replacement phone case, be mindful and choose one of these eco-friendly and stunning designs instead.
You’ll do your bit for the planet whilst also keeping your phone safe and sound.
Charlotte Witts is a writer and entrepreneur who wants to show you how easy it is to live a more conscious, zero-waste lifestyle. A confirmed yoga-addict, trail runner and ocean-lover, she currently lives in the Azores where she enjoys the simple pleasures in life.