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Core Series For The Future

We are happy to say that we continue to make small steps toward our sustainability efforts. And we’re always looking for more ways to improve our innovations to better the world around us.

“Sustainability is a company-wide initiative that impacts everything from our products to how we’re doing business day-to-day.”

OtterBox CEO | Jim Parke

Our latest case is Core Series — another step on our journey towards a greener future. Our engineers are revolutionizing the use of recycled plastics to create phone cases that are protective, beautiful and designed to complement iPhone and its MagSafe ecosystem.

 With this series, our engineers created a recipe unique to them using recycled material developed from post-industrial waste — AKA trash. After grinding this waste into small pieces and mixing with a few other ingredients, they cooked up a grippy case that grabs attention and is comfortable to carry.

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"(We wanted to…) make something that overtly looked recycled so that from across the room, you could see this product on the shelf and be like, oh, I know that's recycled without even reading about it.”

John Fitzgerald | Lead Industrial Designer

Along with Black that's currently available, we have new colorways down the pipeline for 2022. And what's exciting is that no two cases are ever alike. The regrind material acts like confetti flecks in the finish, making the coloring configurations a little different every time.

"We wanted to make more efforts towards the sustainability of products, knowing that it’s an initiative for us and a core value for our customers. And so, we were really trying to find a way to move our products in that direction." 

Leslie Shade | Product Manager

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Our sustainability efforts are continuing throughout other parts of our brand. For example, all our series include recycled plastic, and that combined effort has already repurposed more than 2.1 million pounds and growing of post-industrial recycled plastic. And our cases come in blue bin-approved recyclable packaging that’s ready for curbside co-mingling.

We feel that there are always ways to improve our responsibility to the environment. So we continue to focus on how we can be better. Which is constantly questioning how we can build smarter, run leaner and be greener.