Pela Case Review – What You NEED To Know.

We’ve heard of the issues mobile phones are having on the environment. But one thing people aren’t talking about is the damage smartphone cases are having on the planet.

Luckily Pela Cases are here to help.

Electronics have become a way of life, but the thing is, the waste can cause immense issues in our ecosystem.

Consumers are on a quest for the newest technology, and that’s not all, they’re also looking for accessories that make their phone stand out above the rest.

In 2014, there were around 1 billion smartphones sold; it was also estimated that 75% of people use a phone case to protect their phone.

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This would equate to nearly 750 million smartphone cases sold that year, and that’s not accounting for the people with more than one phone case.

And this is a problem!

The thing is, phone cases are usually made using some kind of plastic and other non-biodegradable materials. This means once you’ve finished with the phone case, it ends up living the rest of its life in a landfill site. And this is where Pela’s phone cases come in to play.

They’re the first 100% compostable phone cases on the market. Pela Case is taken steps to not only help protect your phone but for a waste-free future.

And this is precisely what we eco-warriors have been looking for, a company that understands the issues we are facing.

By now, I’m sure you’re itching to know more about Pela cases, so let’s get started:

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The buying experience starts with selecting your phone type; this could be from iPhone 5s to the iPhone 8 and further.

They also have a great selection of Android phones; this covers most Galaxy phones, as well as Google and Huawei. From there, it’s all about selecting your style of case.

Every case fits snugly around your phone to ensure it stays in place when you need it too.

The case comes with a smooth yet sticky texture, so the phone doesn’t slide out of your fingers like other cases.

The Pela Case is made with a starch-based biopolymer with flax shive (waste straw) added for extra strength and protection.

The best part is flax staw is annually renewable, and it provides shock absorption qualities to help you to protect your phone when dropped.

As I mentioned earlier, the phone case is 100% compostable and contains no BPA, lead, cadmium, nickel, soy, and phthalates. This means the phone cases produce fewer greenhouse gases and meets all the standards for composting.

If you’re still unsure about Pela cases, they donate 1% of there profits to worthy causes.

They can also be used with their very own liquid screen protector called Canopy, I know it sounds silly, but it is a thing and can increase the strength by 10X.

The icing on the cake is the $200 cover they provide for any damages.

So, that’s a little bit about the eco-friendly phone cases, but that’s not all Pela has to offer, they also have 100% compostable sunglasses, AirPod cases and much more. Check em out and see what you think.

Pela Case FAQs

Now, I’m sure you have a lot of questions surrounding these compostable/eco-friendly phone cases, and it’s understandable. This is why I want to clear up a few questions I’ve received regarding Pela’s compostable case. Let’s take a look at the most popular question:

Is The Pela Case Good?

actually the most sustainable phone case on the market. The Pela website allows you to select the right size case for your phone, and they cover everything from iPhone 11 down to the iPhone 6 and 5S. They even have an excellent selection for android users.

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Obviously, being compostable isn’t the only reason why Pela cases are so good, they also offer a certain level of protection to your phone. The protection can be increased again when combined with the Pela Canopy screen protector, but more on that later.

So, in short, Pela cases are good, they’re sustainable from start to finish, which in the long run means fewer waste products ending up at landfill sites. They also offer some protection to your phone, which it should, I mean that’s why we buy phone cases for, right?

Are Pela Cases Protective?

Now, this one’s hard to answer. As yet, Pela has not put their phone cases through any official testing to show how it will protect your phone. But from personal experience, I can tell you that it does offer fantastic protection from drops and scratches.

This is down to flax shive, which offers shock-absorbing qualities to the phone case, this allows the phone to have a slight bounce when dropped. So, in a way, you can call Pela cases protective, although I wouldn’t be dropping my phone from a height to test it out.

Do Pela Cases Protect Your Phone?

I know, I know it’s pretty much the same question, but here’s the thing, they both need slightly deserve slightly different answers.

And here’s why:

Just because the Pela case isn’t classed as a protective case, doesn’t mean it doesn’t protect your phone.

The phone case is made using a bioplastic elastomer (starch-based “plastic”) and flax straw. When combined, it provides the user with protection from scratches and small drops due to the shock-absorbing nature of flax shive. And it gets better!

The ridge along the edge of the phone case slightly protrudes over the phone; this is for two reasons. To start with, it helps secure the phone in place, and secondly, it means your screen will never touch the floor when dropped.

You can even add the Pela Canopy liquid screen protector to the mix, yes, you did read that correctly. The liquid can be added to the screen of your phone and distributed evenly. Once the liquid drys, it offers 10X the strength of your original screen.

Canopy Banner

There you have, Pela Cases do protect your phone, but that’s not the only thing it protects. And it’s this that leads me nicely to my next most commonly asked question.

Are Pela Cases Really Compostable?

Yes, and I can’t stress this point enough. Pela Cases are 100% compostable, and free of BPA, cadmium, phthalates, and lead. This means the compostable plastic will break down in your backyard compost heap, leaving nothing but nutrient-rich soil, which means no toxic material is left behind.

Now, it’s hard to put a time frame on how long their products will take to biodegrade fully. This is due to there being so many variable factors involved. The best they can do is put an estimated time frame of 6-months to 2-Years. However long it takes, one thing is for sure; it will degrade a lot quicker than your plastic phone case.


So, what do you think about this eco-friendly phone case? Their products are sustainable, which is one of the most significant buying factors. And to make it better, the products are compostable, which in today’s world means a lot. Too many products claim to be this and that, but very rarely do we find a product that is what it says it is.

When you look through customer reviews, you can see they offer excellent customer service no matter what. And this reflects in the guarantee they provide their users if your new case fails to provide adequate protection for your smartphone.

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