The service is part of the Danish company’s latest sustainability initiative and refurbishment program called Remixed which intends to extend the life of its products.
Owners of AIAIAI’s TMA-1 or TMA-2 headphones or components, regardless of when they bought the product, can trade them in to get credit toward their next purchase or pair of headphones.
The company said about its dedication to the environment, “As part of AIAIAI’s ongoing commitment to responsible design, we are continuing to examine the ways in which our products contribute to electronic waste, and how we can address our impact in this area.”
They continued, “We are therefore focusing on creating the conditions where users will only need to invest in one pair of headphones for life.”
A 2020 report by the United Nations University estimated that the total amount of e-waste generated globally reached 53.6 million metric tons in 2019, with only 17.4% of this waste being properly collected and recycled.
Learn more about E-waste below and read about AIAIAI’s Headphones for Life initiative here.