OUR JOURNEY TOWARDS RECYCLED PHONE CASES
To meet our sustainability targets and reduce our environmental footprint, one of our focus areas has been using recycled and responsibly sourced materials. Our primary focus has been finding a way to phase out the virgin plastic in our top-selling fashion cases. We wanted to ensure that the plastic we put in our phone cases reuses waste while having similar properties as our existing polycarbonate, moving us forward and closer to a circular economy.
Are all parts of the fashion case made from recycled material?
The main part of the phone case is made of recycled plastic, or more concretely, post-consumer recycled polycarbonate. Of course, there is room for improvement, like reviewing alternatives for our lining options and metal hardware. That will take time, but we are very hopeful at the moving pace! Becoming the most responsible version of ourselves is a fascinating and continuous journey, and every step counts.
What is PCR polycarbonate?
PCR means post-consumer recycled, and PCR materials are made from recycled plastic sourced from various discarded materials. To make PCR plastics, the waste must be converted into raw materials. As post-consumer waste is the most significant waste stream, we’re constantly looking for ways to reduce its size.
How is PCR plastic made?
After being collected, the plastic waste goes through specialised sorting, cleaning, and grinding. After that, the PCR granule is produced, melted down, and reprocessed into new plastic.
Is PCR plastic biodegradable?
No, it’s not. Biodegradable materials naturally break down into non-toxic component substances once consigned to a compost heap. PCR products have already achieved the goal of sustainability before consumers purchase them, with no need for further reprocessing.
What are the benefits of PCR polycarbonate?
PCR plastic offers many economic and environmental benefits.
Here are five key takeaways:
- Reduction of CO2 emissions and fossil fuel usage
- Reduction of waste entering landfills and waterways
- It helps create a circular economy
- Using it shows environmental commitment while also supporting growing consumer demand for sustainability
- It’s cost-effective
You can read more about sustainability here.