THE JOURNEY TO A PLANT-BASED POPGRIP
For three years, our engineers made it their mission to reduce the carbon footprint of our world-famous PopGrip. We tested recycled, ocean-bound, plant-based and compostable alternatives to traditional plastics.
After research revealed that a compostable product would break down to produce methane gases and emissions--a result worse than the original PopGrip, it was determined that plant-based materials most effectively lowered product lifecycle emissions while preserving durability and functionality.
This first iteration of PopGrip Plant is 35% plant-based--the top is 56% corn starch from Europe, the accordion is 52% canola oil from Europe, and the connector hub is 70% castor beans from India. So grab a PopGrip Plant and support a brighter future.
REDUCING OUR WASTE–AND OTHER PEOPLE’S WASTE TOO
In the US, UK and Germany, we provide free recycling of all PopSockets products*, packaging, and any brand of phone case, too. Our partner, TerraCycle, uses all that old stuff to make new things, like furniture and watering cans. *except PopPower and Nails.
2020 POPSOCKETS ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY ACHIEVEMENTS
- Increased the use of recycled and sustainably forested paperboard in packaging to 99% Recycled more than 55,000 lbs of product, packaging and phone cases
- Reduced shipping emissions by 66% Diverted 75% of headquarters waste (pre-COVID closure)
- Donated more than $150,000 to environmental charity partners
- Expanded TerraCycle partnership from the US into the United Kingdom and Germany