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Article updated on April 16, 2024 at 11:00 AM PDT

Best Eco-Friendly and Recycled iPhone 13 Cases for 2024

We’ve rounded up all the best environmentally-friendly iPhone 13 cases

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Incipio's green case
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Made from 72% recycled materials
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$50 at Casetify
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The iPhone 13 is now two generations old but hey, if yours is still going strong, there's no point upgrading. Instead, it might be a good idea to invest in a solid case to protect it from drops and scratches. The good news is that if you’re looking for a phone case that’s more environmentally conscious, there are plenty of options to choose from. Recycled and biodegradable phone cases have come a long way over the last few years and are just as smart, stylish, and secure as the rest. 

We've collected some of the best environmentally conscious iPhone cases, which are all made of recycled plastic or fully biodegradable plant-based materials. Below are our picks for the best eco-friendly iPhone 13 cases. Don't have an iPhone 13? Many of these manufacturers make cases for other phone models too.

Read more: Best Cases for iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

$15 at Amazon

Incipio's green case

Incipio Organicore

Incipio's Organicore cases are made with 100% compostable and biodegradable materials and also have eco-friendly packaging. Organicore cases offer 8-foot drop protection and are available in three color options: charcoal (pictured), natural and blue.

It feels similar to a firm plastic case and has a slight bit of grip to it. It also seems pretty protective and has raised edges to help protect your screen in the event you drop your phone face down.

$30 at Amazon

Zero waste case

ZWM cases

Yes, ZWM stands for zero waste movement and its slim iPhone cases are made from renewable organic materials that are completely biodegradable. The company says it's also "climate neutral," planting one new tree for every phone case sold.

$25 at Nimble

Made from 72% recycled materials

Nimble Spotlight case

I've previously featured Nimble's translucent Disc cases that are made out of recycled compact discs. Its Spotlight case for iPhone 13 is the company's latest eco case. It's kind of funky looking -- yes, it spotlights its recycled nature -- and although it's pretty slim, it does offer good drop protection, with a 15-foot rating. Nimble says it's made from 72% recycled materials, including recycled polycarbonate, TPU, silicone and old plastic phone cases. It's available in 3 color options.

$50 at Casetify

Customizable compostable case

Casetify Ultra Compostable Cases

Casetify launched its Ultra Compostable Cases for the iPhone 12 and has since added plenty of eye-catching designs for other iPhones, including the 13. This eco model has 6.6-foot drop protection and is made with 100% compostable, plant-based material.

Casetify also says the packaging is made of 100% sustainable, recycled, and compostable materials including eco-friendly, nontoxic ink made from soybeans. The case has a raised edge design to protect your screen in the event of fall and is available in seven color options. The starting price is high at $50, but the case is customizable with personalization and prints.

$62 at Casetify

Partially made from discarded phone cases

Re/Casetify

Re/Casetify is Casetify's line of eco-cases that are made of recycled materials, including old, discarded phone cases, manufacturing scraps and plant-derived bio-plastics. They come in a variety of color and print options ranging in price from $62 to $68 for models that include MagSafe.

$9 at Amazon

Under $20 option

Inbeage Earthever Bio Case

This is the only case on the list I haven't yet tried, but the Amazon user reviews for it are positive and it costs less than $10. Inbeage says its case is built from 100% biodegradable plant-based biopolymers and harvested plants, including wheat straw and bamboo fiber. It fully covers your phone and has raised edges, so that should help with any face-down drops. It's available in six color options.

Inbeage also sells a for around $23. It also has decent reviews but doesn't seem as durable as this case.

$10 at Amazon

Recycled ocean plastic

LifeProof Wake

Lifeproof's Wake case is made out of recycled ocean plastic (85% of it anyway). It's attractively designed but I wouldn't call it super tough -- it isn't enclosed at the bottom and has 6-foot drop protection. It comes in four colors, including gambit green, which I like. (If you're going to get a "green" case, it might as well be green.) 

$50 at Kerfcase

Best wood case

KerfCase Plywood Case

KerfCase has been making handmade wooden cases for a while, and its new Plywood case is not only more durable but less expensive than some, starting at $50, with 6-foot drop protection and a limited lifetime repair warranty. I like it better than other cases made of wood that I've tried. It's also worth noting that Apple's MagSafe charger will stick to the back of it, and KerfCase sells matching charging docks for the Apple MagSafe charger (yes, it's an accessory for an accessory).