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How Plant-Based Phone Accessories Protect the Planet


How Plant-Based Phone Accessories Protect the Planet

As environmentally conscious consumers, we have the power to make a positive impact on the planet with every purchase we make – big and small. One area we often overlook is phone accessories. Most of us, when purchasing a new phone, grab a case at the manufacturer’s store. The main thing we think about is whether we like the colour or design, but we rarely consider what it’s made of, and what that means for the environment.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the detrimental effects of manufacturing phone accessories with virgin plastic, and delve into the (many) benefits of plant-based alternatives! As conscious consumers, when we know better, we can do better – and get closer to a sustainable world on purchase at a time. Let’s dive in!


The Plight of Virgin Plastic

It's no secret that plastic waste is one of the greatest challenges facing the planet today. Every year, millions of tons of plastic end up in our oceans and landfills, causing severe harm to wildlife and ecosystems. We’re still uncovering just how harmful the presence of plastic waste is in the environment as its impact unfolds across time. Manufacturing phone accessories using virgin plastic only exacerbates this problem.

Virgin plastic, produced from non-renewable fossil fuels, contributes to the ever-growing demand for oil and natural gas extraction. This extraction process releases harmful greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, accelerating climate change. Additionally, the manufacturing of virgin plastic requires significant energy consumption and water usage, further straining our already limited resources – all for a phone case.

But perhaps one of the most alarming aspects of virgin plastic is its long decomposition time. Plastic can take hundreds of years to break down, lingering in the environment and polluting our ecosystems. A regular phone case can take up to 600 years to decompose. Additionally, the micro-plastics that result from plastic decomposition find their way into our water sources, ultimately entering our food chain and posing potential risks to human health.


The Power of Plant-Based Alternatives

The good news? There’s a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative! Using innovative manufacturing, plant-based phone accessories are made from renewable resources such as bamboo, corn-starch, or even recycled plant fibres. At ZWM, our cases are manufactured using maize starch, cellulose, and bioplastics.

There are a couple reasons why biodegradable phone cases and other accessories made from plant-based materials are superior! Not only are they fully compostable, but they also break down much faster compared to traditional plastic, often within a year or two. This means that they leave behind no harmful residues or micro-plastics, allowing nature to seamlessly integrate them back into the environment.

On top of that, the manufacturing processes for these eco-friendly alternatives are designed to minimise carbon emissions and water usage. By adopting sustainable practices, companies can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and promote a more circular economy. In choosing eco-friendly materials, we are significantly reducing our environmental impact.


It’s Time for Change

As consumers, we have the power to drive change by making conscious choices. By opting for plant-based phone accessories, we send a clear message to manufacturers and industries that sustainability matters to us.

Supporting companies that prioritise eco-friendly practices encourages others to follow suit, fostering a movement toward a more sustainable future.

It's crucial to consider the true cost of our decisions. By investing in eco-friendly phone accessories, we invest in the health of our planet and future generations. Together, we can make a difference—one phone case at a time.


Join the Zero Waste Movement

 Join the movement toward a more sustainable future today. Take the first step by purchasing an eco-friendly, biodegradable phone case. In doing so, you not only protect your phone but also protect the planet. Let's leave a greener and cleaner world for generations to come.

Remember, it's in our hands to shape a better future.

Choose sustainability. Choose plant-based phone accessories.


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