Founder Jeremy Lang saw first hand the damage plastic was doing to our oceans while on family vacation in Hawaii in 2010. Creating everyday products without everyday waste quickly became Jeremy's mission. With more phones than people currently on the planet, it seemed only natural to start experimenting with smartphone cases. Each Pela Case is made from Flaxstic, a material comprised of compostable starch based biopolymer and flax straw waste that has been tested to be free of phthalates, BPA, cadmium and lead and is verified to meet child safety standards in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.