Blue Planet Eyewear’s Environmentally Unique Frames
By Wendy Gabriel
Using recycled scrap plastics and metals and sustainable bamboo in its frames, Blue Planet Eyewear creates eco-conscious, stylish sunglasses and readers.
Blue Planet Eyewear’s name alone invokes a sense of environmentalism. The socially responsible company makes eco-friendly sunglasses and reading glasses.
Here is what makes Blue Planet Eyewear unique:
•During the process of manufacturing eyeglass frames, excess metals and plastics are squeezed out of the molds, which creates waste that typically ends up in landfills. Blue Planet Eyewear recycles that excess material back into making eyeglass frames. Blue Planet’s metal and plastic frames are made with recycled, sustainable bamboo or reclaimed materials.
•Blue Planet’s sunglasses provide maximum ultraviolet and glare protection and are scratch resistant.
•All paints used are lead-free.
•All metal plating used is nickel-free, keeping toxic metals out of the manufacturing process.
•All boxes, interior/outer packaging and hangtags are made with at least 65% post-consumer material. Blue Planet’s marketing materials are printed using soy-based inks on FSC-certified recycled paper.
Here are some examples of Blue Planet Eyewear’s frames:
Blue Planet Eyewear BP2004 readers, made of bamboo. Photo via blueplaneteyewear.com
Here is the socially responsible aspect: For every frame sold, Blue Planet Eyewear is committed to donating an eyeglass frame to help restore sight to someone in need. So, when you buy a pair Blue Planet sunglasses or readers, the company donates a pair to the Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation. The Lions volunteers then distribute their glasses to 80 countries around the world where sight renewal is most needed. Buy a pair = Give a pair. All told, in 2012, Blue Planet Eyewear donated more than 10,000 pairs of eyewear to those in need.
For more information, visit blueplaneteyewear.com. To purchase Blue Planet Eyewear, visit karmicanarchy.com.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
— Mahatma Gandhi