It is the world’s first bio-protector to be made from “PURE GD BioResin (GDH-B1)”, the first certified compostable elastomer. It was created by Binith Shah, who later founded Green Dot together with his wife Elizabeth Rickard Shah, who is in charge of the case designs.
Green Dot ensures that the GDH-B1 is safe, durable and certified to meet demanding environmental standards. By using organic materials as a base, GDH-B1 has a very small carbon footprint, reducing global carbon emissions. The life cycle of a product made from GDH-B1 is completed when it decomposes back into organic matter. Products made with GDH-B1 compost quickly, in about 12 months, it is the perfect alternative to plastic.
The first protectors to be released are custom-made for the iPhone 4 and 4S, they will be priced between $20 and $30. They are soft, flexible, but durable, as well as light.
Today, Green Dot has partnered with Nite Ize to manufacture products made with this new elastomer.