These gorgeous earrings are made in Christchurch by Remix Plastic. They cleverly use waste products to create this range of lovely earrings.
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.
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.
(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 reusables whenever you can.)
New to this range are the pretty Saddleback/Tiere earrings. The Tīeke is one of the most recognisable bird species in New Zealand due to its bold plumage markings, loud vocalisations and distinctive orange-red wattles. These duel feather earrings are made from gold and black ice cream container lids and drape over one another like the tail feathers of the Saddleback. The large feather measures 4 x 1cm at the widest point.