Recycled skateboard waste turns into a beautiful iPhone accessory

Recycled skateboard waste turns into a beautiful iPhone accessory
The creation of any product creates waste. Luckily for us and our environment, there are creative people out there that are able to make something out of nothing, so to speak, to keep materials out of our garbage system while creating yet another beautiful and unique product.

PS Stix is a custom skateboard manufacturer in California that cranks out over 4,000 decks a day. Each week the company has enough waste to fill a city bus. Meanwhile, Lindsay over at MapleXO has been making one of a kind recycled skateboard jewelry since 2005. Finally, up in Portland, we have Grove. They are most known for their bamboo iPhone cases.

So what do these three companies have in common? They are joining forces to offer the SkateBack for the iPhone 4 and 4S. The SkateBack is manufactured from 100% post-industrial skateboard material. It is available in 3 different color themes – vibrant, calm, and neutral, but no two SkateBacks are exactly alike.

The SkateBack is about 1/16” thick and attaches to your device using a peel-and-stick 3M adhesive. The SkateBack will set you back about 50 bucks, but gives your iPhone some skate tough protection, a unique look, and helps out the environment. All and all, money well spent. Be sure to head on over to Grove in the source link to order yours.

source: Grove

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iPhone 4s
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64GB



1. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Now that's called creativity, making things from new materials is also creativity but not as good as the creative things made from the recycled things. That thing is nice, and also phonearena where can i get one.!! Any ideas??

2. CharleneSchnepf

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

Click on "Grove" in the source link under the pictures and it will take you to the order page directly from the manufacturer.

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

iPad turns into a skateboard:

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