Let’s be real – your headphones follow you everywhere you go. From commuting to talking on the phone, running errands to doing work, sometimes we just need some alone time away from the world.
Whether your device of choice is a disposable headphone or a branded one, they’re bound to fall apart at some point from the heavy usage. Then, it’s time for a new pair. But have you ever wondered what happens to headphones when they die? Are disposable headphones actually recyclable?
Actually, yes, they are!
Even though they are called “disposable” headphones, users shouldn’t be that quick to toss them after they’re spoiled or old. They’re often made of a mix of materials like plastic or some metals, which may not be accepted in the conventional recycling bin. Because your headphones are made with both biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials, disposing of them in the wrong place could actually be detrimental to the planet and the recycling process.
Rather than simply throwing them away and contributing to the numerous landfills, oceans, and waterways, the best thing to do is recycle them!
It could be worth checking out recycling facilities in your city to determine which one is the best place to let go of your headphones. Headphones are accepted at a number of specific electronic recycling facilities that will take care of mixed materials. Now, you might be wondering: when is it time to let go of your trusty headphones? Aren’t disposable products meant to be thrown away after one use?
In short, disposable products aren’t actually all that disposable. While marketed as a single-use product, disposable headphones, like many other such products, can be reused many times. Besides the economic benefits from the money saved, you get to do your part for the planet by prolonging its use. Despite its name, disposable headphones are actually the perfect product for students on a budget and looking for a long-term device throughout the year.
You can also consider reusing them, or passing them to friends or family members that would love a new pair of headphones. Just by swapping out the earbuds, it’s almost like a brand new pair. Some organizations also accept donations for electronics as long as they’re still working fine. This way, you can pass your preloved items on to someone who will benefit from it as well!
Classroom headphones are the perfect companion to study, travel and attend online lectures with. These high-quality classroom headphones come with a wide range of options for plug type compatibility, usage, and school testing requirements. Designed for pre-K through high school, our school headphones can be used throughout the year and recycled at your city’s facilities.