Hong Kong-based Bioserie has unveiled its line of iPod touch 4G cases made of plant material, providing an environmentally friendly option for Apple device owners.
Emitting considerably less greenhouse gas in the manufacturing process, bioserie covers are made from a unique blend of bioplastics which are all derived from plants and annually renewable resources. The fourth generation iPod touch marks the expansion of bioserie’s existing line of “made of plants” covers, which includes cases for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3G/3GS, iPod touch 2G/3G and iPod nano.
“We are excited to offer protection solutions that are truly environmentally-friendly that help consumers enjoy their technology without the harmful effects of petrochemicals,” comments bioserie CEO Kaya Kaplancali. “Bioserie will continue to develop innovative, stylish and functional products through the use of green science and earth-conscious manufacturing processes, transforming the way people use their Apple technology in an ecologically friendly way.”
The product price of £22.46 ($34.95) includes free international shipping.
Bioserie launched its first line of bioplastic iPhone covers in February 2010 and its “made of plants” Apple i-gadget accessories, including cases for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3G/3GS, iPod touch, and iPod nano, are all made in partnership with NatureWorks LLC of the U.S.A., whose proprietary "Ingeo" biopolymer plant sugars-based components engineering material makes up most of the case material blend which bioserie claims are 100% derived from plants and other annually renewable natural resources
Because bioserie products are made from plants, and not crude oil; their production uses considerably less petroleum and contribute considerably less greenhouse gases to the atmosphere than traditional plastic materials, and bioserie covers don't pollute the environment once discarded since they contain no toxic materials derived come from petrochemicals.