Eco iPhone Case One Super Trashy Deal

Like your accessories a little on the trashy side? Consider the Re-Case iPhone case from Miniwiz, which is constructed entirely from trash — i.e., agricultural wastes generated by rice-farming added to post-consumer thermo-plastics, resulting in “a revolutionary new group of materials”: Polliber.

It’s a known issue that post-consumer recycled plastics can be lacking somewhat in structural integrity, but never fear, as the reprocessed rice husk here serves as a natural performance enhancer, resulting in a “highly durable material of architectural grade” which can be manufactured with minimal CO2 emissions and even recycled at the end of its natural life.

Re-Case iPhone case

image via Miniwiz

IGreenSpot reports that the style of the Re-Case was inspired by Japan’s carrying case for identity seals, INRO, but instead of housing a seal, the Re-Case has a space for those RFID or Radio Frequency ID cards used by office security or public transit. As a consequence, you won’t have to rummage through your wallet anymore every time you hop on the bus or clock in for work.

No word yet on pricing, but the Re-Case is now available for pre-order in a range of colors– and if you spring for more than one, Miniwiz will even send you a free t-shirt reading “No Virgin” (which we assume means, well, that your iPhone case has been around the block).

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.