5 Reasons to Consider Recycled Sunglasses
Plastic is everywhere. It is durable, cheap, and lightweight, but it has become excessively used in almost everything. Though the world has become so reliant on plastic, there are ways to veer away from it and turn to products made out of plastic alternatives - or even better, recycled plastic.
The Revolution of Recycled Plastic Sunglasses
Luckily, there are a lot of products today that are made from recycled plastic. One of these is recycled plastic sunglasses in the UK. These sunglasses are a great option when you’re trying to help lower your carbon footprint and be a little more environmentally friendly.
After recycled plastic is collected, they go through a sorting process. The sorting aspect is a crucial step in this process. If not done correctly, it can disrupt the entire production. The plastics are sorted based on their resin code. There are six universal categories of plastic.
Next, the plastic is washed, ground into a powder, melted, and then created into pellets prepared for reheating and remoulding. For harder to recycle plastics, chemical recycling is used where the plastic's polymer structure is changed and created into feedstock to replace virgin plastics.
Injection moulding occurs when the used plastic goes through the process of melting and moulding into the desired shape to create the frame of the sunglasses. Afterward, the recycled plastic glasses are painted and designed accordingly.
So, How Do Recycled Sunglasses Help?
Clean Up the Ocean and Landfill. Nomad Eyewear helps to clean up the ocean by taking polluted ocean plastic to create a variety of sunglasses. Each pair is made out of 100% recycled ocean plastic. In addition, in line with our company's values, for each of our recycled plastic glasses purchased, five mangrove trees are planted in Madagascar, where local villagers are provided fair wages for their families and the local habitat is aided in reforestation.
The growing plastic waste in the ocean and landfills becomes a bigger problem each year. Sunglasses are piling up in the oceans and contributing to detrimental issues such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch becoming a significant threat to marine life. Nomad takes from the growing plastic waste from places like the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia. The plastic is then collected, sorted, washed, shredded, and turned into premium recycled raw material to create all our recycled sunglasses in the UK.
A Part of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Cut the Carbon Emissions
The eyewear industry, in general, has massive effects that take a toll on the environment. Recycled material helps reduce fossil fuel consumption. Lessening the production of new material naturally saves energy. There are many practices consumers can do to lessen their CO2 footprint. Amongst the many is being intelligent and aware of where our everyday items are coming from.
Verify where you get your sunglasses from by ensuring it is a legitimate eco-friendly company. They should have sustainable materials, abide by ethical practices, and have a mission centred around being environmentally conscious.
Sinking Sunglasses Problem
Imaging this: You go out SUPing on a family fun day. You bring your essentials— your hat, sunblock, cooler, and sunglasses. You inflate your board and set out for a fun time on the water. A gust of wind knocks over your cap that your glasses were resting on top of. Before you know it, both the cap and sunglasses fly out and into the water. You look back, wondering if there's a chance to retrieve them. However, it is too late. Your pair of high-end sunglasses has sunk into the deep blue along with the 600 billion sunglasses estimated to be sitting at the bottom of the ocean.
Hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of sunglasses are wasted every year due to them sinking into the water. Now there's a solution with floating glasses. Technology has offered a way to make floating ocean trash into beautiful floating sunglasses. You don't have to worry if your glasses fall into the water because you can retrieve them! On top of being kind to all marine life, you get to save money with a nearly indestructible pair of glasses.
Nomad Eyewear Floating Sunglasses
Many sunglasses are priced for the name brand rather than the quality of shades. However, most sustainable sunglasses are easy on pricing. At Nomad Eyewear, you can choose from over 80 styles of shades, all at a reasonable price. You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars on a name-brand pair. Additionally, you won't be cycling through buying more pairs than you need with longer-lasting recycled sunglasses. In the long run, you'll be saving a lot of money. Plus, the investment in the environment and the planet might not even have a price tag to attach.
The recycled plastic material is tough. It has less density than glass and polycarbonate, making it more durable and scratch-resistant. Additionally, recycled plastic doesn't moist as much as traditional glasses with its phenomenal water-absorbing performance. As a result, you can be in different climate conditions with great performing shades wherever you go. Lastly, the material allows it to have a higher chemical resistance too. Therefore, it can maintain its quality against detergents and cleaners.
Sustainable plastic sunglasses help solve various environmental issues while providing quality performance and affordability that traditional sunglasses cannot compare with. So it is no wonder that the business of sustainability is catching more attention and growing. But there's still more work to be done.
Growing up, we've all been told that "it's better to give than to take." So let's give the ocean, the wildlife, and the entire plant a bandage for the wounds caused by plastic and lack of care. Let's replace it with fun, fashionable, and beautiful eyewear that is purposed to give back, one shade at a time.