These gorgeous earrings are made in Christchurch by Remix Plastic. They cleverly use waste products to make them.
The Huia feather earrings are made from 100% recycled black plastic (3D printer waste) with a painted white tip. The feathers measure 4cm x 1cm at the widest point and have a hypoallergenic finding.
The Kōwhai earrings are laser cut from ice cream container lids and plastic bottles. (see the last image) The Kowhai flowers measure 3.4cm at the longest point and come with a stainless steel, hypoallergenic 2.5cm hoop
(The plastic used for bottles is easily recycled, but this provides manufacturers an escape clause - they can keep using single-use packaging while claiming that it will be recycled. But only 8% of recyclable plastic is actually recycled and plastic bottles are one of the top two most damaging ocean pollutants. Reuse, not recycling, is the answer and these pretty earrings challenge you to switch to reusables whenever you can.)