The earplug category is oft-forgotten but very large — one billion traditional earplugs are purchased, used and thrown away every year — with the goal in mind to change an entire industry and rid it of its wasteful ways, Happy Ears of Sweden has developed the world’s first earplugs made of 100% recycled plastics.
The world’s first eco-friendly ear plug is simply advanced; Happy Ears Recycled is built to replicate the natural response of the ear canal using ABS plastic in the core and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) on the outer surface. With no metal filters or wasteful foam replacement tips, Happy Ears has designed an earplug that is truly reusable and sustainable. The unique construction, with a hardened foot at one end and a soft leg at the other, reduces sound levels evenly across any frequencies without changing the comfort or sound quality.
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