July 28, 2021

Pela: The Sustainable Super Heroes Protecting the Planet & Your Phone

Paul Patterson

With most adults averaging about eight and a half hours per day on their phones, it’s safe to say they’re a pretty permanent fixture in our lives. One thing nearly every smartphone user needs is a protective case. Pela is a on a mission to give you a case that not only protects your phone from harm but the environment as well.

Pela: The Sustainable Super Heroes Protecting the Planet & Your Phone
Image courtesy of Pela

Here on ReelTalk, we take the time to appreciate other outstanding brands that fight for a greener future. Pela is certainly one of them. A commitment to sustainability is their core principle, and they exemplify it in everything they do.

Join us in celebrating this incredible planet-friendly brand!

The Story Behind Pela’s Mission

The team over at Pela has a pretty ambitious goal: to prevent one billion pounds of plastic from ever being made. They built their vision for a waste-free future on the belief that the technology to make it so already exists. They believe that a group of like-minded individuals — or sustainable brands — have the power and means to make it happen.

Jeremy Lang, the company’s founder, took his family on vacation to Hawaii in 2008. During that trip, his son dug up some plastic on the beach. It was in that moment Jeremy began to consider the enormous impact that plastics have on our planet.

From that trip, Pela was born. With it came the values they rely on to realize a future without waste. They call them the Four C’s, and they keep the brand in touch with its mission.

  1. Community — everything they do must benefit the global community and environment as a whole.
  2. Creativity — creativity makes things better, so with a little bit of creativity, they can make the world a better place.
  3. Consciousness — forces them to live with the awareness and consequences of their decisions, no matter how small.
  4. Courage — gives them the power to disrupt the status quo and attempt what seems impossible.

These goals and aspirations may seem a bit far fetched, but we can assure you that they’re not. In fact, at the moment of writing this, Pela’s community has kept more than 4.8 billion plastic bags out the oceans.

Furthermore, Pela is a certified B Corporation, Climate Neutral certified, and a member of 1% for the Planet. Membership in these organizations shows support for the growth of local communities, combating climate change, and keeping coastlines clean and healthy!

Clean, Green, & Sustainable Products by Pela

You might be wondering how they developed a high quality case from sustainable materials. But come on, if toilet paper can be comfy and sustainable, a phone case can absolutely be protective and sustainable!

Pela: The Sustainable Super Heroes Protecting the Planet & Your Phone
Image courtesy of Pela

Pela is proudly the world’s first 100% compostable phone case. That’s not compostable in some state-of-the-art facility, but compostable right in your backyard! In fact, they even offer a composter that sits right on your counter and composts your kitchen scraps!

In addition to their compostable phone cases and counter composter, Pela offers other green products as well. For example, Habitat by Pela extends their selection to eco-friendly and cruelty-free personal care products like deodorant, shampoo, lip balm, and even face loofahs!

Everyday Products Without Everyday Waste™

Pela is one of the most influential brands fighting against climate change. Their unwavering commitment to build a future that’s completely free of waste is inspiring. What’s even more inspiring is the significant progress they’ve made so far.

Here at Reel, we, too, are committed to leaving the world better than we found it. With that comes an obligation to support other brands that share our values, beliefs, and love for the earth.

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