- Bob Marley’s grandson, Skip Marley, creates eco-friendly earbuds for his father 75th birthday anniversary.
- Crafted from renewable bamboo, natural wood fiber and recycled plastic.
- Rebel earbuds are rated IPX5 for water, sweat and weather-resistance.
Skip Marley — grandson of Reggae legend Bob Marley — has teamed up with The House of Marley on the release of their new Eco-Friendly, Rebel True Wireless earbuds. The rebel wireless buds hit the market on August 10 and the Marley family couldn’t be happier about the eco-friendly design and materials used to create it.
“I’ve been working on a new project and the Rebel have been a huge part of it – helping me to perfect how my new album sounds and allowing me to be a Rebel with a cause,”.
Skip revealed in a press release
Launched to commemorate Bob Marley’s 75th birthday, the Rebel earbuds are crafted from solid bamboo, natural wood fiber composite, House of Marley’s sustainable braided cable, and delivered in 100% recyclable packaging.
“House of Marley is different from the competition, it doesn’t follow the crowd, and instead finds its own way,” says Skip, in a release.
House of Marley detailed the features of the Rebel earbuds and the experience that comes with having their quality and eco-conscious product. According to the company, the Rebel earbuds provide listeners with extended battery life, a comfortable fit, clear and high quality Bluetooth and microphone performance, and glitch-free connectivity.
“It’s very important to me that House of Marley use sustainable materials derived from the earth, and this is why I love the Rebel true wireless earbuds. I’ve been working on a new project and the Rebel have been a huge part of it – helping me to perfect how my new album sounds, and allowing me to be a Rebel with a cause.”
Why Choose Eco-Friendly Earbuds
Firstly, earbuds are so small, there’s isn’t much material that can be recycled from them. Large amounts of energy, water and materials go just into the process of making earbuds.
Secondly, and this is the big one, is battery life. Once a wireless earbuds battery life has crapped out, people often times just just drop broken earbuds into the trash (which you shouldn’t do, as it cause a literal trash fire).
A 2017 United Nations Global E-waste Monitor report stated that, of the world’s nearly 45 million metric tons of e-waste, only 20 percent was recycled through proper channels. Many “recyclers” ship the e-waste abroad, where much of it isn’t truly recycled. A small amount of usable parts might be repurposed, and valuable minerals are extracted, but this process has negative environmental impacts of its own. Since earbuds are so small, the value of extracted materials may be only a fraction of a cent, which may not even cover the labor-intensive cost of the recycling process. As a result, many recycling companies don’t bother recycling earbuds, so they end up in the landfill anyhow.
If you choose to use wireless earbuds, make sure you go green and dive deep into the company and the materials they use. We aren’t going to save the planet overnight but every bit counts. Thankfully, The House of Marley is ahead of the curve with creating products that not only look great, but help reduce our footprint on the world around us. If you want to know more about Rebel Wireless Earbuds, click here, or check out the video below.