Incipio’s plant-based iPhone cases are ready for your composting pile

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Incipio's Organicore cases decompose within 6 months.
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CES 2020 It’s finally possible to protect your iPhone from drops without adding extra plastic to our overflowing landfills.

Incipio, one of the largest smartphone case makers on the planet, is backing the plant-based plastics with its slim new iPhone 11 cases made out of Organicore, a 100% compostable material that can decompose in a compost pile in just six months.

Along with being environmentally friendly, the case is tested to protect drops of up to six feet. Its raised bezel adds a bit of screen protection but it’s also thin enough to still support wireless charging. It comes in four color options: black, green, gray and white.

Protecting the planet and iPhones at the same time

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These eco-friendly cases are also cheap.
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Compostable iPhone cases have been a niche product for a few years. Incipio joining the market could actually make them a mainstream thing. Incipio even made sure 100% of the packaging is recyclable and used eco-friendly water-based ink.

“As a global leader in device protection, we recognized a need to bring eco-conscious solutions with proven protection to the category,” said Incipio CEO Brian Stech. “By introducing 100% compostable slim and protective cases to the market, we are able to provide consumers with a wide range of solutions that better serve the planet and our future — so everyone can do their part.”

The Organicore cases are currently only available for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max with pricing set at $39.99. More Organicore cases for other smartphones, AirPods and AirPods Pro will be coming out later this year.