Why Materials Matter
The materials your phone case is made out of matter. We’ve been working on perfecting bioplastics that feel good, wear well, and compost when you’re finished using them as a phone case. Many of our thin cases and MagSafe cases are both made out of bioplastic and we are actively working on bringing this material to our entire case lineup.
Bioplastic is better for the planet. On average, a phone case is used for just two years. After two years, most cases end up in a landfill, where they take between four hundred and two thousand years to decompose. We may be a small brand, but from Moment alone, that’s hundreds of thousands of cases that will essentially never biodegrade, and we weren’t ok with that.
We focused on bioplastics instead of recyclable material because most recycled materials in the USA actually end up in a landfill. City recycling programs have struggled to find buyers, and some counties have even shut down their recycling programs completely. The ones that still exist often only accept plastic bottles, which rules out a recyclable phone case.
What is Bioplastic?
Bioplastic is a plant-based thermoplastic elastomer that is just as durable as our older materials but fully compostable. Simply put, we use plant oils instead of dinosaur-based petroleum. In our Bio Case we take the extra step of adding in flax husk to reduce the amount of plastic used, and add air pockets to speed up the composting process (it also protects your phone better).
What does “Compostable” mean?
Our Bio Plastic meets ASTM D6400-04 and E.U. EN13432 standards for compostability. It means you can toss your case in the city compost bin when you upgrade your phone. It will be 90% broken down in as little as 4 months. The resulting compost is even safe to grow food with. The case will compost in a home compost pile, but it will take significantly longer.
MagSafe Compatible Cases
You can never have enough MagSafe. Inside the case we have included a magnet array that is compatible with MagSafe products.
From chargers to third party products to our new Moment Mounts for iPhones… this case works out of the box with any products compatible with MagSafe. To give you the most confidence we have created our own mounts that have an even stronger magnet array so you don’t drop your phone. We have tripod mounts, cold shoe mounts, wall mounts, stick to anything mounts, and even car mounts. We take durability seriously. After all, what else is a good case for? Rated for drops up to 6 feet, these cases include additional internal shock absorbing geometry to protect your phone. A series of ribs surround the phone, and are specifically designed to direct force away from the device during an impact. We even leave room for you to apply a screen protector, giving you that extra comfort.
We’ve been working on perfecting bio-plastics that feel good, wear well, and reduce the use of petroleum based plastics in your phone case. The thin case is made from a combo of polycarbonate and Bio-TPU, therefore it is not fully compostable, but does reduce the amount of petroleum based plastic used compared to a standard phone case.