How to Recycle Headphones

This post contains affiliate links. Read more in the Terms of Use & Disclosure link.


Recycle Headphones Even if They’re Broken

recycle headphonesMost people use their headphones daily, whether on the way to work, at the gym, traveling- you name it. If you find your headphones break all the time, we’ve got a great solution for you to save them from going to the landfill (or the junk drawer) and save some money while you’re at it.

Most people head straight for the trash can with their broken headphones, as there aren’t takeback programs offered from most manufacturers. You can’t donate them, and only the most dedicated would turn them into trendy, tangled headphone art as seen on Portlandia. But fear not! Based out of New Hampshire, thinksound is a headphone company that offers a great rewards program for sending in your old headphones.

Get Rewarded for Recycling Headphones

thinksound offers 15% off your next purchase, and you get an additional 10% off as a loyalty bonus for recycling a pair of thinksound headphones. That’s right- send in and recycle as many headphones as you want, any brand.

Start here: Recycling headphones

I had a moment to speak with President and CEO Aaron Fournier, who explains, “We recycle for the obvious reasons. I started thinksound out of frustration of watching other companies’ manufacturing processes. I wanted to be able to create a great product with as many recycled and recyclable materials as possible.” Their headphones are made with with PVC-free cables and hand-crafted wooden housings that not only look attractive, but enhance sound performance.

For the rewards program, thinksound partnered with a company that separates and recycles individual components of the headphones. Fournier continues, “We create a great product while being as green as possible which is more than a lot of companies do out there.  I was in manufacturing in the past and many companies ignore being green. It’s really strange how many don’t even consider what they are making and what effect they have on the environment. I love audio and I personally wanted to have a way to have as little impact on the environment as possible.”

Big sound. Small footprint.

Other great thinksound reduce, reuse, recycle practices include:

  • Wood and cotton carrying pouch are from renewable sources
  • Packaging is made from recycled materials
  • Smaller packaging size = less materials used
  • Elimination of plastic bubble insert

Many people participate in their headphone recycling program each month, and Fournier says their program is getting more and more popular as time goes on. So what are you waiting for? Recycle your headphones! See their website for more details, and see your nearest thinksound dealer online.

Links to products featured on RecycleScene are affiliate links. We try and only feature products that close the recycling loop. Make a purchase of recommended products on our site, and we get a small percentage of affiliate commission to maintain our site. Thanks!


One Response to How to Recycle Headphones

  1. [...] old products for a discount on future headphones. (More information about ThinkSound may be found here.) Earth911 is a guide to how and what may recycled, and has features that let a user search based [...]

Leave a reply