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Is your bank investing in fossil fuels? Probably

Is your bank investing in fossil fuels? Probably

You know how sometimes there’s something that never makes it off your to-do list? Changing banks is often one of those things - most of us bank whe...
Why Ice Cream Container Lids?

Why Ice Cream Container Lids?

The problem with recycling is that just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, you learn that something that you’ve been happily putting in your recycling bin actually can’t be recycled. Like ice cream containers lids. 
Lockdown and New Pīwakawaka Earrings

Lockdown and New Pīwakawaka Earrings

Remix Plastic is celebrating our collective resilience as a team of 5 million with the release of pīwakawaka feather earrings. Made from recycled ice cream container lids they remind us of what we can achieve for each other and for our wildlife when we all work together.
Shipping to Australia

Shipping to Australia

Previously we wrote about why we weren’t shipping internationally but we’ve still shipped to Australia because we felt like we didn’t want our Trans-Tasman neighbours to feel excluded, especially when so many Kiwis live there.

In 2021 we’re going to be keeping it local and no longer ship to Australia. We want our Aussie friends to do the same and support their own local craftspeople.

Remix Plastic Impact Report 2020

Remix Plastic Impact Report 2020

2020 has seen a massive shift in our business. We have been so excited to have the opportunity to not only reach more people with our environmental...
Remix Plastic’s Black Friday Deal (you guessed it - it’s a bit different)

Remix Plastic’s Black Friday Deal (you guessed it - it’s a bit different)

You won’t see any Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials on the Remix Plastic website - all the prices are staying the same. But for every item purchased over the weekend* 10% of the retail price will be donated to Trees that Count. So the winners of our Black Friday deal are NZ’s wildlife, the health of our streams, trees to absorb carbon, your children’s future and you - for making your purchases count in 2020!
A Little Less Perfect - Huia Feather Earring Seconds Now Available

A Little Less Perfect - Huia Feather Earring Seconds Now Available

Why are there seconds of Huia feather earrings? You might have noticed that on the Remix Plastic shop that while Huia Feather earrings have sold ou...
Tūī Feather Earrings

Tūī Feather Earrings

Remix Plastic is pleased to release the next in our range of NZ native bird feather earrings! Get in quick for the limited drop of Tūī Feathers!

Like the tūī’s beautiful feathers which appear black from a distance, only to reveal an iridescent sheen of blue, green and bronze in sunlight, the tūī feather earrings are mainly black with flecks of colour.

Women in the Public Eye - Using Fashion for Good

Women in the Public Eye - Using Fashion for Good

We all know that as women we are judged on how we look and what we wear. For women in positions of power, this media focus on appearance can detrac...
Why we make our products

Why we make our products

At Remix Plastic we make beautiful jewellery, but unlike most of the jewellery you buy our pieces are not just designed to be worn a few times then replaced with something new next season. Our pieces are made from local plastic waste diverted from landfill and are embedded with the concepts of kaitiakitanga and circular economy. Each piece carries a sustainability story and makes them a tangible way to engage people in sustainability. 
Remix Plastic Introduces Limited Drops - Turning Fast fashion on its head

Remix Plastic Introduces Limited Drops - Turning Fast fashion on its head

In fast fashion ‘drops’ are used to respond to our ‘on demand’ society where we expect instant gratification and constant novelty. Mass produced it...
Ōtautahi's Resilience - 10 years post quake

Ōtautahi's Resilience - 10 years post quake

I had a bit of a moment watching Lianne Dalziel Christchurch Mayor wear huia feather earrings as she marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Christchurch earthquakes.