May 03, 2021 2 min read

You know the drill: the doorbell rings, you sign for your parcel, and then dig through layers and layers of packaging to get to your latest exciting online haul. But all that plastic you just ripped up? It’s waste waiting to be incinerated or thrown into a landfill.

Around the world, 40% of plastics are used as packaging—and most of the time, they’re single-use. Waste incineration has the largest climate impact amongst the major plastic disposal methods; the World Energy Council predicts that greenhouse gas emissions will rise to 49 million metric tons by 2030 if we don’t slow down.

It’s a massive problem, but we’ve got to start somewhere. And one of the easiest jump-off points is by simply being more mindful about the way we shop. Local jewelry favoritePenny Pairsgoes the extra mile to help you make more conscious purchases, with pieces that are eco-friendly and ethically produced.

Cool for the summer, sustainable all year-round
The newest sustainable line byPenny Pairsuses 100% recycled silver and conflict-free materials without skimping

on style or wearability. The brand’s accessories are staples made to last, at a price tag that won’t break the bank.

Every piece in the sustainable collection meets the European Union’s REACH (Restriction, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals) regulation, which restricts hazardous substances in all parts of jewelry and ultimately reduces the number of harmful chemicals in the environment. To help minimize the need for further silver mining, Penny Pairs ensures that each piece has a base metal of recycled silver collected from qualified jewelry manufacturing plants globally. Only 18% of silver is being reused around the world, so this also reduces waste—producing jewelry from recycled precious metals generates less CO2 emissions than that of mined silver—and pollution, lessening the overall environmental footprint.

From the beginning, Penny Pairs has been doing their best to walk the talk: going as plastic-free as possible, producing pieces in small batches to minimize overproduction and waste, and upholding the best production practices. Penny Pairs’ partner manufacturer is a member of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), a system that supports companies to drive social compliance and improvements in factories. This means they can guarantee that the factory they work with in anti-child labor, discrimination-free, enforces decent working hours and a living wage, and occupational health & safety.

Taking on the climate challenge is something we all have to pitch in on, and there are easy ways to start all around us. Penny Pairs gives you high-quality pieces you can wear wherever, whenever—and that won’t wear the Earth down.