We know how important it is to take care of our planet and that is why sustainability is at the core of offcoustic. We can’t build our phone booths nor with banana peels nor with 100% recycled materials, but we are doing a great effort to be a bit more sustainable every day. We focus our efforts on four main pillars:
Most of the materials we use have a neutral or low impact on the environment. The sound isolation is created using PET Felt, Rock Wool and regular cotton fabric. PET Felt is produced in China, but it’s made from recyclable plastic, and Rock Wool is made from natural components having a reuse rate of about 80%.
The structure of the booth is built from Melamine, which even though has glue in its composition, uses resin remains that are pressed, being one of the most common materials used for the construction of office equipment.
We use tempered glass for the door of the booth and a bit of plastic on the ceiling for your safety, so that if an accident takes place and the ceiling breaks, no one gets hurt. The plastic we use is called polycarbonate and it is 100% recyclable.
We look inside our country before looking elsewhere, regarding both the materials used and the construction of our phone booths. All the materials, apart from the PET felt, are produced in Portugal, and our highly qualified Portuguese carpenters bring our product to life in a process that joins machinery and craftsmanship. With this mindset, we are supporting the Portuguese economy and reducing CO2 emissions that would result from transportation.
There is no excess production and wasted materials. We are open to change and produce in scale, but only if we increase efficiency, and our demand justifies it while keeping it as sustainable as always.
We know that planting 100 trees per phone booth sold does not save the world, but, at least, offsets our carbon footprint. We believe it’s a step forward and a way of giving back to the environment. Therefore, we partner with Brynk.eco, a London-based startup that plants trees to fight against climate change, environmental degradation and pollution.