June 30, 2018

There’s only One Eco Phone Case on the Planet & This is It. {Partner}

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This post is written in partnership with Pela Case. We’re honored to work with Pela on the launch of our Planet Over Plastic month—they remind us that we can all make small changes to keep our planet and ourselves healthier and happier…always pushing to believe in better, to be better, and to do better. ~ ed.


If trending zero waste, and plastic-free sounds a bit intimidating to you:

Most of us know by now that the plastic waste we human beings produce and discard on a daily basis is a disaster for our environment.

“Only we humans make waste that nature can’t digest.” Not a distinction we should be proud of, eh?

Most of us have read that whales and turtles are dying because they’re eating all the plastic we’re making.

>> Make One Small Change: Choose Pela Case <<

Most of us know that by 2050 plastics in the ocean will outnumber the fish.

That there are whole islands of plastic floating in the ocean. That there are hundreds of tiny plastic beads in many of our toothpastes and toiletries, and therefore in us.

That we’re killing this precious, beautiful, and unique planet of ours, and therefore ourselves with all our plastic consumption and waste.

Most of us know all this by now.

Why then, if we know what the problem is, aren’t more of us changing how we live, and fast?

The biggest reason: we don’t know how to change.

We struggle to break out of the convenience and abundance of plastic and other single-use products in our lives because alternatives seem difficult and inconvenient, or maybe we just aren’t sure what the alternatives are.

We’re like addicts surrounded on all sides by the very thing that’s killing us, unable to break free of our toxic habits.

It takes about a month to break a habit, but more importantly, in order to succeed we need to replace the old habit with a new behavior. And we need to become empowered gosh darn it!

We need to know that we can change, starting with one small, totally doable switch a day.

Elephant has partnered with Pela Case and Plastic Free July to help you bridge the gap between wanting to change, and knowing how to change.

Pela Case is the eco-friendly phone case on a mission. Their phone cases are as tough as they are compostable.

Made from bioplastic, recycled materials and flax straw fibre, with an inspirational message on the back, they remind us that we can all make small changes to keep our planet and ourselves healthier and happier.

But what Elephant loves about Pela Case is that they’re transparent about being just human like everyone else and trying their best to preserve the planet for all our children and beyond. They don’t claim to be perfect in their efforts but they are always pushing to believe in better, to be better, and to do better.

The founder of this small giant with a big heart, Jeremy, started Pela Case when his son Cole dug up some plastic on the beach in Hawaii and he started wondering about the impact of plastics on our planet.

Their mission is to make sustainable, eco-friendly products the new normal, starting with a product that we all hold everyday.

Their phone cases are NSF tested to be free of BPA, lead, cadmium, and phthalates and their Save the Waves engraved cases are especially helpful to this precious planet of ours: 5% from each sale goes toward working with local communities to protect coastal ecosystems.

Plastic Free July is an independent, not-for-profit charitable foundation with a vision for a world without plastic waste. Their annual challenge grew from a handful of participants in Western Australia in 2011 to millions of participants across more than 150 countries worldwide today.


Here’s where to start:

 >> Download a printable version of the challenge here <<

Share it with your family and friends, stick it on your fridge, tick off the days, get a little healthy competition going…

Before you know it, you’ll be rocking low-waste, low-plastic living without a second thought.

And you may even realize that graduating to zero-waste and plastic-free isn’t actually as hard as it sounds.

>> Make One Small Change: Choose Pela Case <<


Editor: Khara-Jade Warren

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Frank Ciccarelli Aug 14, 2018 9:48pm

I don't blame you. This is a good example of the kinds of contradictions we all live with on our 3d millennium planet.

Carol Narduzzi Jul 17, 2018 11:30pm

I am with you about getting rid of plastics, however my cel phone case is made to block all the radiation from going toward your head. The mfg is Pong and I will not be getting rid of it just to not have plastic. I do what I can for the enviroment but...I also do what I can to be as healthy as I can.

Suzanne Burton Jul 17, 2018 7:56pm

Instead of tupperware, which I believe is plastic, why not use ball jars? They come in so many sizes, from 4 oz. to a gallon. They keep things fresh for so much longer. If you're shopping at a store instead of a farmers' market, you can usually have your empty jar weighed so that you can use it instead of plastic bags to load your veggies or fruit or grains. Write to companies whose products you like who package in plastic, and tell them you can no longer buy their products, since they package in plastic. If enough people do that, it'll affect their bottom line and they'll make a change.

Susie Wurl Jul 17, 2018 3:39pm

Nice, but don't go buying a new eco case to replace your plastic one... keep the old one untilit is useless and then make sure it is recycled or upcycled.

Satyarishi Jeevamukti Dass Jul 16, 2018 8:23pm


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Pela Case

Pela Case is the eco-friendly phone case helping us live more sustainably and waste less, one phone case at a time.

In Partnership with Plastic Free July: the independent, not-for-profit charity challenging us to make small, daily changes in our lifestyle to protect our planet for future generations.