Saturday, 14 June 2014

Recycle Your Headphones for National Recycling Week.

We have a mountain of headphones in our house, broken, ones deemed not so great, my teens go through them at a rate of knots. Knots being the operative word as the tangled mess of wires really makes me growl.

So to hear about a company that recycle them, is joy!

To further shame me for the ones we have binned did you know

•       The UK produces over a million tons of electronic waste every year

•       That’s the equivalent weight of 2400 jumbo jets
•       All our e-waste goes to landfill – often in poor developing countries

National Recycling Week is almost upon us. (17 to 23 June). is a new campaign by ColourYourWorld by Urbanz to raise awareness of e-waste by calling on people to recycle their old or broken headphones, which will lower the amount of toxic e-waste going into landfill and damaging our precious planet.

Currently there are no schemes for recycling headphones in the UK. However, thanks to, ethical music lovers can now post their headphones to a UK address to be responsibly recycled.

Music lovers can also opt to receive 45% off a new pair of ColourYourWorld by Urbanz headphones priced £15 or more.

Got a minute? Watch a quick video:

Doing your bit has never been so easy

People who would normally chuck their headphones in the bin can now dispose of them with a clear conscience by simply filling out the form on Place an order and you’ll be sent your order (with 45% off) with free P&P and a returns packet to return your broken headphones for recycling.

Why is e-waste such a big problem?

•       E-waste is extremely toxic to humans and the environment contaminating soil, air and sea

•       Global e-waste is set to reach 65.4 million tons by 2017
•       That’s enough to fill a line of 40 ton Lorries all the way from the UK to Australia and back

Every pair of headphones recycled is one less pair of electronic waste going into landfill.   And with over 280 million headphones sold worldwide each year, that’s a lot of headphones.

Making responsible choices for the future of our planet

ColourYourWorld by Urbanz is a registered recycler, which means your old headphones will be responsibly recycled by trustworthy and accredited recycling partners and won’t be contributing to the contamination of our planet.

Other people do their bit, do you?

Just click, send, and let us do the rest.  All you have to do is choose a new pair! Whether you’re sporty, colour crazy, neon obsessed or simply into good music, there’s a pair of headphones to suit everyone. Check out some of the ColourYourWorld by Urbanz range here.

Register your headphones within 30 days and you’ll also qualify for a lifetime warranty against genuine faults.

National Recycling Week

Or help us spread the word on Twitter @CYWbyUrbanz and tell your friends by tweeting

We’re also offering a free pair of G-FIT headphones to the first 100 people to tweet www.recycleyourheadphones with hashtag #RecycleYourHeadphones.


  1. What a great idea! I have loads of unused, old headphones.

  2. Wow didn't know you could do this!!!

  3. Always great to know of new ways to help the environment, thanks :)