and innovation

We’re leading the sustainability transformation of our industry through innovation of products, processes and projects that take us closer to a circular business model. And engaging all of our partners and stakeholders in the journey to net-zero acoustics.

Recycling with SoundCircularity

SoundCircularity is a unique Ecophon service that makes it easy to recycle waste materials from the project site. Our recycling partners pick up your materials, separate the materials and components and process them accordingly, including into renewed glass wool for production of new Ecophon acoustic panels. SoundCircularity is currently available in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany and France – and is expanding to more markets soon.

A man standing on scaffolding in an unfinished room demounting acoustic panels for recycling.

Think ReUse first

Besides recycling, we see reuse as a key driver of our circular business model. Ecophon acoustic panels are designed to last longer than their typical use, and are easy to demount, store, transport and reinstall in another project. We’re working closely with customers and partners to design, test and launch a ReUse platform with the potential to avoid unnecessary landfill or recycling for as many panels as possible.

Innovating new material streams with ReFAB

During 2022, Ecophon partnered with The Loop Factory, LINK Arkitektur, Decibel by Johanson, LogTrade Technology and the University of Lund in an initiative to optimise the construction industry’s use of resources: ReFAB.

A person holding a glass jar filled with recycled glasswool


Towards net-zero acoustics together

Want to get more in-depth knowledge about circularity? Read our real-life cases below.


Office design in the spirit of less waste and circular economy

40% of all waste generated in the world comes from the construction industry where finishing materials and fittings are most frequently replaced and discarded. This challenge was tackled by a Danish start-up, the creator of the Too Good To Go app, when they planned their office in Warsaw.

Less waste office design – hands-on tips

“We are finishing an office fit-out project for a major client. Everyone is happy until the client suddenly asks: ‘and in what way is this design green? Because we’d like to tell people about that’.” What can you do to avoid finding yourself in a situation like this? How to design actually greener office interiors with acoustics in mind?

Exterior of Hyllie Terrass office building in Malmö, Sweden

Hyllie Terrass – Office building that makes a big impression with a small footprint

A stone's throw from the Öresund Bridge, is one of Sweden's first climate-neutral office buildings – Hyllie Terrass. It's among the first pilot projects for the construction industry's new (and toughest) sustainability certification: Sweden Green Building Council's NollCO2 certification.

Grønnköpingkið – world's greenest hospital

The Nordic region is considered to be at the forefront when it comes to sustainable healthcare. To meet the increasing interest from international stakeholders, the Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare has gathered companies working with sustainable solutions and created the fictive Grønnköpingkið University Hospital.



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