Remix Plastic, created by Anthea Ibell in Christchurch, has a vision to foster sustainable behaviour and a circular economy. “This vision gives us the focus to carry out our mission of providing education that encourages and empowers individuals to make sustainable changes.”

A finalist in the 2020 Sustainable Business Awards, Anthea creates beautiful jewellery made from plastic waste diverted from landfill.  Each piece carries a sustainability story.

Already supporting Forest & Bird with bird of the century, Puteketeke, earrings and Our Seas Our Future with white feather earrings inspired by the rare black-billed gull, Anthea reached out to the West Coast Penguin Trust.

Her little blue penguin / kororā earrings are made from recycled ice cream container lids and are striking in their wonderful blue and white.  $2 from the sale of each pair will be donated to support our penguin conservation projects.  Importantly for many, earring hooks are hypoallergenic stainless steel and all items are shipped plastic free. 

Find out more and purchase kororā earrings here and the Remix Plastic website with other wonderful creations is here.

Anthea has also created a podcast about sustainability and a circular economy – find episodes here.

The three key principles are:

  1. Design out waste and pollution
  2. Keep products and materials in use
  3. Regenerate natural systems

Congratulations and thank you Anthea!

Plastic waste, reduced to usable tiny pieces and upcycled into beautiful jewellery such as the huia feather earrings.