If you’re looking for a case for your iPhone 12 model, and want to stay eco-friendly, then we’ve got some options for you.
We put together a roundup of some of the best eco-friendly cases you can buy for your iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Each option has a primary focus on environmentalism, while still offering up plenty of protection for your smartphone.
So let’s get right to it.
iPhone 12 eco-friendly cases
Pela has made a name for itself for having some of the most eco-friendly cases available for smartphones. The case options come in a range of colors and offer various images on the cases themselves. They also offer protection for the sides and back of the handset, but no built-in screen protector.
The Pela case for the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max is 100% compostable, made from plants. They meet the ASTM D6400 standards for compostability. When you’re all done with this case, you can put it in a compost or, if you prefer, mail the case back to Pela and they will compost it for you.
The packaging is also waste-free.
The Pela case is available in a range of colors: Classic Black, Classic Green, Classic Lavender, Classic Honey Bee, Clear Green, Classic Ocean Turtle, and Slim Purist Blue.
It’s available now from Amazon.
Incipio’s Organicore case for the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max is 100% compostable as well. The plant-based protection will keep the back and sides of the phone safe, but it doesn’t have a built-in screen protector. Raised edges will help protect the display, though, along with the rear cameras.
The Organicore case offers drop protection up to 8 feet, and Incipio’s “Impact Strut” protection helps reduce the force of impact.
These cases are available now from Amazon in colors like Eucalyptus, “Natural”, and Charcoal.
Reveal’s eco-friendly case is designed from cork, and it feels like leather. Reveal triumphs that its cases are “cruelty free” and sustainable, and the cork the cases are designed from is naturally shock absorbent. The case isn’t as thin as some of the others, but that’s not a bad thing if you don’t mind adding some bulk to your iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The case is non-slip, water resistant, and it will still fit in the pocket. Meanwhile, the inside of the case features TPU molding.
The Reveal case for the iPhone 12 lineup is available in Bamboo and Walnut Wood color options. It’s available now from Amazon.
ZAGG’s Gear4 Rio Snap Case is another option, if you prefer something that goes down the recycled plastics route. This one, though, has one extra bonus that the others don’t: MagSafe support. So you can stick with the eco-friendly route, but also take advantage of Apple’s new wireless accessories/charging solution, too.
The Gear4 Rio Snap Case features a slim design, offering protection for the back and sides of the iPhone 12 lineup. It has raised bezels to help protect the display and the rear camera setup. Thanks to the MagSafe support, the case will snap into place when you install it on a compatible iPhone 12 smartphone.
The case itself is made from recycled plastics. It supports wireless charging, and the packaging for the Gear4 Rio Snap Case is also recyclable.
The Gear4 Rio Snap Case is available now from Amazon.
The Outback case from Under Armor Gear is 100% compostable. It is made from a plant-based plastic (bioplastic), and it’s also biodegradable. It meets established composting guidelines (ASTM D6400-04). The case itself is soft-touch and comfortable to use every day.
The case also meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6), and comes in an ultra-thin design so it won’t add any bulk to your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max. The bezels are raised on the front and on the rear, aiming to help protect the display and the cameras.
The UAG Outback case is available now in orange, black, lilac, mallard, and olive. It’s available now from Amazon.
So there we have it. A quick roundup of some of the best eco-friendly cases for Apple’s newest iPhones. If you have any other suggestions, feel free to leave them down in the comments!