Old Sep 3, 08, 1:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Sankaps View Post
I started wondering how much it costs the airlines to provide those on-ear headphones, considering they give them away for free. I guess it must not cost too much.
The basic headphones themselves cost around $0.60 each with customised branding when ordered in bulk.

The unit costs of collecting, sterilising and repackaging the headphones can easily exceed $1 however. Hence, its often cheaper to toss them out than to recycle them.
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