Best Eco-Friendly and Recycled iPhone 13 Cases for 2023

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The iPhone 14 has been out for some time now however that does not imply your previous dependable iPhone 13 is out of date. For those who do not need to improve to the newest iPhone and as an alternative maintain your iPhone 13 in working order, you will need to use a great case to guard it. Those that care in regards to the surroundings have loads of recycled and biodegradable choices to select from, too. You do not have to sacrifice safety or model both, as there’s all kinds of environmentally pleasant choices obtainable. We have rounded up a number of the greatest eco-friendly iPhone 13 sequence instances under, although many can be found for different iPhone generations as nicely. 

Common cellphone instances have a tendency to show into single-use objects and find yourself in a landfill — particularly with how typically we improve our telephones. Investing in a eco-friendly cellphone case is an effective way to cease that cycle. We have collected a number of the greatest environmentally acutely aware iPhone instances, that are all product of recycled plastic or absolutely biodegradable plant-based supplies.

Eco instances can feel and look completely different from customary thermoplastic polyurethane, or TPU, instances, however most individuals in all probability will not understand you are utilizing an eco-friendly case except you inform them. Many supply good drop safety and all of the instances on this checklist are suitable with wi-fi chargers. A number of have MagSafe choices.

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You are receiving worth alerts for Incipio Organicore

Incipio’s Organicore instances are made with 100% compostable and biodegradable supplies and still have eco-friendly packaging. Organicore instances supply 8-foot drop safety and can be found in three colour choices: charcoal (pictured), pure and blue.

It feels just like a agency plastic case and has a slight little bit of grip to it. It additionally appears fairly protecting and has raised edges to assist defend your display screen within the occasion you drop your cellphone face down.


Sure, ZWM stands for zero waste motion and its slim iPhone instances are constituted of renewable natural materials which might be fully biodegradable. The corporate says it is also “local weather impartial,” planting one new tree for each cellphone case offered.

ZWM instances are available in quite a lot of colour choices and are a number of the extra enticing trying eco instances I’ve tried. 


I’ve beforehand featured Nimble’s translucent Disc instances which might be made out of recycled compact discs. Its Highlight case for iPhone 13 is the corporate’s newest eco case. It is form of funky trying — sure, it spotlights its recycled nature — and although it is fairly slim, it does supply good drop safety, with a 15 -foot ranking. Nimble says it is constituted of 72% recycled supplies, together with recycled polycarbonate, TPU, silicone, and previous plastic cellphone instances. It is obtainable in 3 colour choices.

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Casetify launched its Extremely Compostable Circumstances for the iPhone 12 and now has loads of eye-catching designs for the iPhone 13. This eco mannequin has 6.6-foot drop safety and is made with the 100% compostable, plant-based materials.

Casetify additionally says the packaging is product of 100% sustainable, recycled and compostable supplies together with eco-friendly, unhazardous ink constituted of soybeans. The case has a raised edge design to guard your display screen within the occasion of fall and is on the market in seven colour choices. The beginning worth is excessive at $52, however the case is customizable with personalization and prints.


Re/Casetify is Casetify’s line of eco instances which might be product of recycled supplies, together with previous, discarded cellphone instances, manufacturing scraps and plant derived bio-plastics. They arrive in quite a lot of colour and print choices ranging in worth from $58 to $72 for fashions that embody MagSafe.


You are receiving worth alerts for Inbeage Earthever Bio Case

That is the one case on the checklist I have not but tried, however the Amazon consumer opinions for it are constructive and it prices lower than $10. Inbeage says its case is constructed from 100% biodegradable plant-based biopolymers and harvested crops, together with wheat straw and bamboo fiber. It absolutely covers your cellphone and has raised edges, so that ought to assist with any face-down drops. It is obtainable in six colour choices.

Inbeage additionally sells a Cloth Bio Case for round $16. It additionally has first rate opinions however would not appear as sturdy as this case.

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You are receiving worth alerts for LifeProof Wake

Lifeproof’s Wake case is made out of recycled ocean plastic (85% of it anyway). It is attractively designed however I would not name it tremendous robust — it is not enclosed on the backside and has 6-foot drop safety. It is available in 4 colours, together with gambit inexperienced, which I like. (If you are going to get a “inexperienced” case, it’d as nicely be inexperienced.) 

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KerfCase has been making handmade wood instances for some time, and its new Plywood case will not be solely extra sturdy however inexpensive than some, beginning at $50, with 6-foot drop safety and a restricted lifetime restore guarantee. I prefer it higher than different instances product of wooden that I’ve tried. It is also value noting that Apple’s MagSafe charger will persist with the again of it, and KerfCase sells matching charging docks for the Apple MagSafe charger (sure, it is an adjunct for an adjunct).

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