BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 30 Sept '19

Carphone Warehouse introduces the first phone case made 90% from ocean plastic

Carphone Warehouse has announced that it is the exclusive in-store retailer for Ocean75 – the first phone case made almost entirely from recycled plastic found in the oceans.

The phone cases come in four colours; the Deep Black variant is available across all Carphone Warehouse stores nationwide, with the Coral Pink, Dolphin Grey and Ocean Blue available in the 302 Carphone Warehouse concessions located in the 3-in-1 Currys PC World stores.

They are all compatible with the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

‘These cases are great and I hope they appeal to customers with the latest phones, plus those looking to upgrade. With any luck they will help to bring issues around ocean plastic and consumer electronics to a wider audience.

‘It would be great to see the range extend to older phones for those who aren’t caught in the upgrade cycle, and to see options for phones from other brands.

‘Fairphone, the ethical smartphone, currently offers a case made from 50% post-consumer recycled polycarbonate. Pela makes phone cases for older models; they are 100% compostable, made from flax shive and a plant-based biopolymer.’

KATIE HILL
My Green Pod

Recycled fishing nets

While many ‘recycled’ cases contain less than 50% reused plastic, Ocean75 cases always contain over 90% ocean plastic.

All the cases start life as fishing nets that are recovered from our oceans all over the world. The fishing nets are recycled in Scandinavia to make a new material which is highly sustainable and recyclable.

Ocean75 phone case

The cases are then made in the UK by a skilled workforce just 3 miles from the sea. Ocean75 donates to ocean charities for every case it sells.

The packaging is also made from 100% recycled plastic, so customers can enjoy the amazing technology on offer with the peace of mind they are minimising their impact on the environment.

Customers can recycle these phone cases in most standard household recycling or return them to Ocean75, who will recycle them into new cases to limit waste.