Act71 makes biodegradable phone cases from potatoes
Billions of people using phone cases to protect their devices, and a typical lifespan of a phone case are around six months to a year. After that, it depends on the users if they want to replace the case because they want a new design or broken. This leaves billions of phone cases discarded in landfills or worse in the ocean. Andy and Katie Mant wanted to change all this and started Act71, a line of sustainable plant-based mobile phone cases that’s 100 per cent biodegradable, compostable, eco-friendly, vegan, and zero-waste. Made in Australia, the plant-based mobile phone cases are made from plant matter, including potatoes, wood chippings, and corn starch. In addition, cases are shipped in a biodegradable Kraft paper box which decomposes within two weeks via a compostable-biodegradable corn starch maile, making the phone case brand sustainable from production to delivery. “Reducing waste is not enough. We want to wear it as a badge, promote it daily and encourage everyone to start thinking sustainably and take action,” said Andy and Katie Mant, Founders, Act71 Other companies producing plant-based phone cases are Casetify and Pelacase. Act71’s cases are available online at act71.com.au.