Plug away at your
environmental footprint

We’ve got a Zero Waste box™

Keeping your ears and the environment safe!

We have invested in a Zero Waste box™ by TerraCycle® to recycle our foam and silicone earplugs that are not currently recycled by traditional recycling methods.

Our Footprint Mission

EarHub not only wants to educate on the importance of ear protection, and provide products that protect your ears, we also want to reduce our environmental footprint made doing it! Protecting your ears and getting a good night’s sleep are both so important to your wellbeing but shouldn’t have to cost the environment! Single-use disposable earplugs remain the most common type of hearing protection in use today. Our silicone earplugs allow users to choose a slightly more environmentally friendly choice as they can be washed and reused but eventually still end up in landfill. However, we have an alternative solution to help you continue to use the products you love and know work while avoiding incineration and landfill.

Read below to find out how you can send your used earplugs to us for recycling and get money off your next purchase or you may want to order your own Zero Waste Box™ by Terracycle®.

How to recycle your earplugs…

  1. Collect – after use, collect and bag them up. Why not use the original carry case or plastic bag they came in?
  2. Return – place your used earplugs* in an envelope and post them back to our office. We’ll then put them in our Zero Waste box™ and return to TerraCycle® once the box is full. Don’t forget to include your name, email address or postal address in the envelope so can send you a special discount offer to restock your earplugs.
  3. Restock – To thank you for your support, send you a unique promo code to use on our website for your next purchase.
  4. Sleep easy – Use EarHub products without guilt knowing they are being reused to make new products. So you can protect your ears, ‘Sleepwell’ and help the environment at the same time!

*The cardboard packaging can continue to be recycled via regular systems in place with your local council.

Where does the empty packaging go?

Once the used earplugs are placed in our Zero Waste Box ™*, we ship the full box to TerraCycle®, where the contents are turned into plastic granules and transformed into new recycled products. TerraCycle® reuses, upcycles and recycles waste instead of incinerating or landfilling it. This moves waste from a linear system to a circular one, allowing it to keep circulating in our economy.

Sleepwell without landfill guilt.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation says that ‘a ‘circular economy’ is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.’ This means you can ‘Sleepwell’ without the guilt of adding to landfill.

Sleepwell without landfill guilt.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation says that ‘a ‘circular economy’ is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.’ This means you can ‘Sleepwell’ without the guilt of adding to landfill.

Check out this video to understand what happens to your waste

At EarHub, we want to support your wellbeing while also supporting the environment too…

…we’re committed to becoming the most sustainable business that we can be. Right now, we’re exploring solutions and new product development to help us protect your ears and the environment at the same time. We hope you’ll be with us, every step of the journey. If you have any other ideas of how we can support our customers and the environment in other ways we would love to hear from you.

You may be interested to invest in your own Zero Waste Box™. Find out which Zero Waste Box™ is right for you with this short quiz.