Top 4 Eco-Conscious Laptop Cases
When shopping for laptop cases and computer bags to protect your gear, most people don’t think too much about how the materials used in the bag affect the planet. However, if you are ready for an upgrade and would like something a little more eco-friendly, here are our top four picks for eco-conscious laptop cases that are gentle on the environment while providing the high level of tech protection that you need.
1. 15.6” Cypress Hero Backpack with EcoSmart®
Ideal for the everyday commuter, the first of our eco-conscious laptop cases is the 15.6” Cypress Hero Backpack with EcoSmart®. This large, utilitarian backpack is made from 26 recycled water bottles and features ergonomic shoulder straps plus a comfortable carry handle for easy maneuvering.
The dedicated padded laptop compartment keeps your computer safe and sound while a large main compartment provides ample room for your files and gear. A workstation provides a mobile platform for your laptop while the front, quick-stash pocket keeps your everyday essentials close at hand.
2. 15.6” Cypress Slim Backpack with EcoSmart®
Built to hold a 15.6” laptop with a more minimalist feel, the Cypress Slim Backpack with EcoSmart® is the second of our eco-conscious laptop cases. Made from 20 recycled water bottles, this sleek backpack offers all of the features of the Cypress Hero with less of the bulk.
Featuring a dedicated padded laptop compartment and two compartments for files and gear as well as that all-important front pocket for your everyday items, we can’t go past this brand-new model as one of our favorite eco-conscious backpacks for students and business professionals.
3. 15.6” Cypress Briefcase with EcoSmart®
Are you interested in eco-conscious laptop cases but prefer the look of a briefcase? The 15.6” Cypress Briefcase with EcoSmart® could be the perfect design for you. Made from woven fabric that has been created from 20 plastic water bottles, this thoughtful design protects your laptop and files in two main compartments with a strategically-located workstation for freelancers getting work done on the go.
Something we love about this backpack is its versatility. In addition to the features mentioned above, a padded shoulder strap, pass-through trolley strap, and soft-touch carry handles mean that you can take this briefcase with you anywhere, anytime.
4. 13-14” Cypress Sleeve with EcoSmart®
The slimmest of our top four eco-conscious laptop cases, the padded 13-14” Cypress Sleeve with EcoSmart® protects your laptop from knocks, scuffs, and scratches. Ideal for transporting your laptop short distances or sliding inside one of our larger eco-conscious backpacks, this thoughtfully-designed, recycled-plastic sleeve is made to resist fading, stains, and the elements.
How We Create Eco-Conscious Laptop Cases from Plastic Bottles
With such sophisticated, cutting-edge designs, it can be hard to believe that these office-ready bags started out as plastic water bottles. To convert the bottles into a woven yarn, we first shred the bottles into small flakes. Then, the flakes are re-polymerized into plastic chips. Heated and spun into a yarn, the plastic becomes more malleable and can be used to stitch together our environmentally friendly bags.
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