Now here’s an idea that’s music to my ears (see what I did there?). Clever Brisbane chaps Edan Norris and Chris Gryg have side-stepped plastic and created trendy eco-earphones almost entirely from wood and cornstarch. Their new and improved Cheeky Buds come with some nifty optional extras and the lot is packaged in a eco-friendly little cardboard box.
They’re selling for $39.95, online only at the moment but possibly in stores sometime this year. And they’ll send you new little caps for $2.50 if you lose them (which I always do).
As Edan and Chris say on their website:
“We all have clued onto the fact that plastic really isn’t doing much positive for the environment – and most likely ends up as landfill that takes over 500 years to break down, or we try to burn it at the expense of creating toxic gases.”
So they popped on their thinking caps and came up with the range of eco buds made from renewable materials. The ear housing is made from US plantation Black Walnut hardwood and the cable is a bond of organic cornstarch and biodegradable plastic. Genius! Word is they sound pretty good, too.