Happy Ears exists because 1Bil single use earplugs are used and thrown away every year.
Happy Ears Eco-Friendly Earplugs
We didn’t start our journey making eco-friendly earplugs. Since our inception our focus has been to simply offer consumers a high quality reusable alternative to the “traditional” earplug.
Made in Sweden since 2010, Happy Ears Original were designed to replicate the inner ear canal with a unique oval shape and short soft stem. Happy Ears were designed to maximize comfort and effectiveness and do not have any wasteful “replacement” parts, foam tips, etc.
After selling more than 1mil packages of Happy Ears Original, we turned our efforts in 2018 to creating the first eco-friendly earplugs…
Happy Ears Ocean Plastics – In 2021 we launched Happy Ears OP, our newest eco-friendly earplug made of post consumer ocean plastics. Another industry first! Sourced from the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans, Happy Ears OP offer the exact same fit and functionality as our Original earplug.
Happy Ears Recycled – In 2020 Happy Ears broke away from its Original earplug to launch Happy Ears Recycled, our first sustainable earplug. This earplug is made of 100% recycled plastics upcycled from our own production waste to further reduce Happy Ears environmental footprint.
Eco-friendly earplugs not enough? Neither is “recyclable” packaging.
There’s a tremendous effort by consumer product companies to offer recyclable packaging and to green wash their efforts. Per the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), less than 60% of “recyclable” packaging is actually recyclable.
Knowing this, we couldn’t package sustainable earplugs in packaging that was nothing less. In 2021 we dedicated our efforts to this challenge, one that would actually delay the launch of our new eco-friendly earplugs. Our investment paid off. Today, our new packaging is not only recyclable, but compostable and biodegradable. It’s a game changer…It’s truly eco and our customers are LOVING it!