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Groovetastic Headphones That Look Great and Give Back: UrbanEars Re:Plattan

I listen to music, podcasts and audiobooks almost constantly, but especially when I’m on the move. So I go through a couple of pair of headphones a year—I really wear them a lot and they get squished and banged around since I travel so much.

And since I write and think about ways to minimize my impact, I was excited to find these supercolorful Urbanears Re:Plattan headphones.


Not only do they tuck into themselves (see above) for smarter transport, but they are made with extra parts from previous color collections (reuse!). And the best part? They help protect the Costa Rican rainforest. LOVE!

By working together with Pax, every pair of headphones comes with the GPS coordinates of five square meters of rainforest in Costa Rica that is protected with purchase. Because every little part counts.

Main image Photo Credit: Flооd

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.