The fleece headband is made of 88% recycled plastic bottles. The manufacturing of the fleece is done by Polartec® in Massachusetts then shipped directly to Pennsylvania via FedEx ground.
All of the electronics in the SleepPhones are RoHS compliant, which means that they are free of lead. They can be safely disposed.
SleepPhones headquarters is powered by 100% wind energy.
Streamlined operations in order to reduce waste. For example, the instruction booklets are printed two at a time so that there is minimal paper waste.
Ink and toner cartridges are recycled.
The SleepPhones packaging was carefully chosen to minimize materials and weight which uses less fuel to transport. We do not use packing peanuts. We reuse plastic balloons, bubbles, and boxes from our suppliers whenever possible.
Almost all manufacturing waste is recycled (cardboard, office paper) or reused (leftover fabric).
We decided to ship via USPS not only to save both the customer and us money, but also because the postal carrier has to make a trip to your work or residence anyway. FedEx, UPS, and DHL need to use gasoline getting the package to you.
Computers are on a smart strip so all peripherals automatically turn off when the computer is not on.
Our employees work from home, so they do not have to drive to and from work every day. Nor do they have to drive their kids to day care.
Here is how you can help!
Reuse as many of the packaging parts as possible.
If your SleepPhones came in a corrugated cardboard box, please reuse and recycle your box.
If your SleepPhones came in a Tyvek® envelope, please recycle the envelope! For Small Quantities (less than 25 envelopes), turn any Tyvek® envelope inside out, so the unprinted white surface shows on the outside. Stuff the inside-out Tyvek® envelope with other used Tyvek® envelopes for recycling. Address and mail the envelope to: Tyvek® Recycle, Attn. Shirley B. Wright, 2400 Elliham Avenue #A, Richmond, VA 23237. More information on recycling Tyvek