When talking about e-waste, we usually miss out on so many facts. We talk only about the electronic waste that constitutes of old or unusable cellphones, laptops, TVs, etc. Not only we forget that we can recycle most of them, however, while talking about this, we usually forget that a large portion of this waste isn’t gadgets. The accessories that most of us tend to buy with these gadgets aren’t eco-friendly either. Keeping this simple fact in mind, many companies are coming around with eco-friendly gadget accessories. For example, if you are a nature lover and wish to work toward environmental protection in all modern ways, here is something you would love for your most important gadget, your laptop. Check out these sustainable laptop cases that are environmentally friendly, as well as uniquely stylish and modern to look at. You would fall in love with these.
1. Eco Portabile Grande EPG1:
This is a 17-inch organic bag that can fit almost any 17-inch laptop. Its outer fabric is in cotton canvas of cherry red color, with contrasting thin wool felt in dark gray/brown color. Interior fabric does not have the wool felt. You will get three pockets to keep your laptop accessories and other smaller tech gadgets. You will also find an interior zipped pocket. The laptop carrier section is properly padded.
Designed by Mika Bector from Georgia, USA, this slim and lightweight laptop holder is made of cardboard. Eco nerds would love this idea as it can be easily carried anywhere and made your workstation. Take it to a meeting and when you are done, just fold it inside and secure by looping its thread around the button. The cardboard has a foldable end that can hold the keyboard as it acts like an angular raised platform. There are appropriately carved out segments for keeping your smartphone, mouse and any document while you open it and work on your laptop. Thus, it’s quite ergonomic and practical.
3. Wood Case for MacBook:
If you want a protective case for your MacBook, this wood case would act the as the best resource. You would love the contrasting texture it offers to your newly bought MacBook.
4. Leaf in Flamingo Pink:
Nothing would look as chic as this laptop bag in flamingo pink. Beautifully designed, this laptop or document carrier is quite flexible. You can easily clean it as it is made of fully recycled fiber. This bag can accommodate any 15-inch laptop and a few 17-inch laptops too. There is ample padding provided at the required places so you may carry it as you want. Along with your laptop, you may also slip in your favorite magazine or a newspaper as it has an easy-access pocket inside. The hardware is all brass-made and you would just love the embroidered flap that also has a small zipped pocket. There is contrasted lining provided inside the bag. You will find detachable clips and safe magnetic snap closure.
5. Silva’s Bamboo MacBook Case:
The minimalistic construction of this eco-friendly case offers such a laptop carrier its style. This briefcase-type carrier is created out of a solid bamboo sheet and each of its shells is given a glass-smooth finish by sanding and rubbing them with natural tung oil. Its hard exterior look is beautifully complemented by the wool felt-lined interiors that softly protect your precious MacBook.
6. Cobra Laptop Bag:
Made using 53% cotton and 47% recycled PET, the Cobra laptop bag from Booq Bags is a sturdy and stylish shell for trendy geeks on the go. Presenting a minimalist design, the recycled laptop bag is the right accessory for your MacBook or any other mobile computer up to 15 inches. Integrating a padded compartment of carry your laptop safely, the stylish bag removes that fine line between your casual bag and dedicated laptop case.
7. Laptop bag made from fire hose:
Recycled from discarded fire hoses that otherwise ends up in a landfill to cause environmental pollution, this unique laptop bag from Hosewear is sturdy enough to carry your laptop safely. Apart from flaunting a sturdy design, the laptop bag also look elegant and fashionable. Made from yellow and gray fire hose, the waterproof laptop bag comes with adjustable strap to move your laptop around comfortably. Telling a life saving tale, these sustainable laptop bags even feature serial numbers, marks and notes of duty days.
8. Mercer Laptop Bag:
Developed by Alchemy Goods, better known for creating useful bags and wallets from reclaimed tire tubes, seatbelts and banners, the Mercer Laptop Bag comes with a dedicated technology sleeve to lug your laptop safely and elegantly. Created using old bike tubes, the laptop bag features a strap made from reclaimed seat belts that the user can adjust according to his or her comfort. The waterproof bag also includes a logo that depicts the weight of the recycled material used to create the bag.
9. Kieleke laptop bag:
Made using a Swedish army winter jacket, the Kieleke laptop bag includes the original “Tre Kronor” buttons with triple crowns that represent the emblem of Swedish army. Featuring the original pockets from the woolen jacket on the side, the recycled laptop bag integrates an adjustable shoulder strap for the ease of use. Measuring 32 x 40 x 12 cm in dimensions, the Kieleke laptop bag comes with leather detailing taken from a recycled leather jacket.
While throwing these gadgets out, most of us don’t remember that it is also possible to recycle them. In fact, by doing so you are contributing to the environment in more ways than one.
Around two-thirds of the toxic waste of the world consists only and only of e-waste. This is the type of waste that ultimately results in cancer-like diseases. By disposing of it in an eco-friendly manner, you are also helping in the fight against such diseases which have chemicals and radiation as their possible cause.
Recycled laptop bags not just present a unique but at the same time stylish design but also helps in sustaining the environment. These contribute by upcycling the discarded material that usually ends up in the trash.